Folsom quarterback Jake Browning set a new state high school record for touchdowns last week.
Now the national record may be in jeopardy the way the Washington-bound Browning and the top-ranked Bulldogs continue to roll up the touchdowns.
Browning threw seven touchdown passes and ran for another – all in the first half – as Folsom rolled past No. 16 and former league rival Pleasant Grove 56-6 Friday night at Sheldon High School.
Browning didn’t waste any time in helping Folsom (3-0) score 56 first-half points against the Eagles (1-2).
He threw an 80-yard pass to Cole Thompson on the first play from scrimmage, then hit Thompson again with a 63-yarder on the next series. He hit Thompson two more times, the 10th and 11th TDs for the senior wide receiver who finished with six receptions for 279 yards. Josiah Deguara also had seven catches for 92 yards and a touchdown.
Browning has now thrown for 158 touchdown passes in his career. He has 20 through his first three games this year. The national record of 210 was set by Marty Mauk of Kenton, Ohio, in 2011.
This was the first game against an area team for Folsom, which is ranked No. 6 nationally by MaxPreps.com and No. 5 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports.
The Bulldogs opened the season with a 55-10 win over San Diego Section power Cathedral Catholic in San Diego in Zero Week, then topped Clovis North of Fresno 49-13 last week in Folsom.