Published: Sep 18, 2011 02:00 AM
Modified: Sep 17, 2011 12:52 AM
CHAPEL HILL - East Chapel Hill quarterback Drew Davis has set a state high school record, with 43 completed passes in the Wildcats' 44-25 loss Sept. 16 at Carrboro High School.
The N.C. High School Athletic Association confirmed Wednesday that Davis, a 6-3, 195-pound senior, broke the previous single-game record of 40 completions by Ray Stanifer of Porter Ridge, set Sept. 29, 2008, in a 28-24 loss to Concord.
Two East Chapel Hill players -- junior Jackson Boyer and senior Alex Moore -- each caught 18 passes in East's football game at Carrboro. That places them third on the NCHSAA list for most receptions in a game. Deangelo Ruffin of South Johnston caught 25 passes against Harnett Central in 2004, and Kenny Beck of North Rowan caught 19 against Davie County in 1966.Davis, the son of former University of North Carolina coach Butch Davis, is coached at East Chapel Hill by Bill Renner. Renner's son, Bryn Renner, set an ACC record for single-game completion percentage (22-of-23 passes, 95.7 percent) in his debut as a Carolina starter on Sept. 3 versus James Madison.
Davis completed 43 of 62 passes (69.4 percent) for 380 yards and four touchdowns against Carrboro. The NCHSAA does not keep a record for completion percentage in a game. His 62 attempts rank third for a single game behind 65 by Daniel Evans of Raleigh Broughton in a 2001 loss to Raleigh Millbrook and 64 by Luke Samples of East Wilkes in a 1998 loss to East Surry.