Thursday, October 16, 2008

A look at the record book

La Salle's Marquis Terrell fends off Schenectady's Marc Thompson during last Friday's game. (JS Carras - The Record)

La Salle's Marquis Terrell has gained 1,058 yards thorough six games this season, putting his career total at 3,608 - good for 11th all-time in Section II history - and climbing.

However, another local runner is making a name for himself as well. Hudson Falls' Joe McMurry (1,290 this year) has run for 3,952 yards, which puts him in seventh place. He trails former Watervliet star Larry Starks (4,114 yards), who holds sixth place.

It is conceivable that both Terrell and McMurry could gain more than 4,222 yards by the end of the season, which would put them in fourth and fifth place all-time. (Sakima Grimes ran for 4,222 yards for Cambridge from 1992-95).
Hudson's Leroy Collins (1992-94) currently holds down the third spot with 4,989 yards.
Lansingburgh's Kenny Youngs is second with 5,404 yards and his former teammate Kareem Jones finished with 6,092.

In scoring, McMurry has 324 career points, which puts him 12th on the all-time list.
Terrell has an even 300, tying him for 16th with Fort Edward's Tony Breeyear.
Lansingburgh's Kareem Jones is the all-time leader with 666 career points.

On the receiving side, Albany Academy's Jimmer Bennett held two records before the season even began. Heading into week seven, he has 170 career receptions for 2,742.
(2008 = 48 receptions for 662 yards)
The single-season benchmark for receptions is 76, set by Rensselaer's John Preston in 1980. (Preston is the head coach at Colonie this season).
Bennett caught 61 balls in 2007, good for fourth place.
The single-season record for receiving yardage is 1,134, set by Johnstown's Joe Ruggeri in 1989.
Bennett's 1,080 yards in 2007 rank him second on the single-season list and make him one of only four Section II players to ever rack up more than 1,000 receiving yards in a season.
Bennett also holds the single-game record with 15 catches, which he did against Ravena this season.

Fonda-Fultonville's Kevin Hanson has 88 career catches, putting him in sole possession of ninth place on the all-time list.

Burnt Hills quarterback Paul Layton is also one of the most prolific kickers in Section II history.

Burnt Hills' Paul Layton has kicked 135 points through the uprights - 120 extra points and five field goals. That is good for fourth all-time on the Section II career list and Layton could potentially tie or pass Fonda's Bill Goebel, who kicked 141 points (90 PATs-17 FGs) for the Braves from 1989-92.

The record for extra points in a career is 134, held by Ravena's Norris Ackert, who accomplished that between 1995 and 1997. Layton is currently in third place, trailing Sean Kenny (Chatham, 2004-07, 125 PATs) for second place.

Tamarac's David Fox has connected on five field goals this season, tying him with ten others for 13th place. The single-season record for field goals is 10, set by Ed Wallace from Columbia in 2003.
Fox's three field goal, three extra point performance against Coxsackie-Athens earlier this season ties him for fourth all-time on the single-game kicking-scoring list. Albany Academy's A.J. DeLago kicked three field goals and five extra points against Schalmont in 2006 for 14 points and the top spot.

Anyone I'm missing? Please feel free to let us know in the comments or via email.
Look for plenty of coverage of the The Record's inaugural Uncle Sam Cup game pitting Troy against Lansingburgh and another Rensselaer County rivalry (La Salle-Columbia) along with stats, standings and polls in Friday's edition of The Record.



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