Monday, December 6, 2010

Brumbaugh close to breaking two more WPIAL records

As South Fayette piles up points and advances through the postseason, quarterback Christian Brumbaugh is making WPIAL history.

In the Lions' 62-28 victory over Brockway - SF has scored 117 in two playoff games at West Allegheny - in the PIAA Class AA quarterfinals, Brumbaugh set a new WPIAL standard for career touchdown passes. Entering the semifinals against Forest Hills (District 6), Brumbaugh has 80 touchdown passes.

Adam DiMichele threw 76 touchdown passes at Sto-Rox from 200-03.

The 80 TDs rank eighth in PIAA history behind Kyle Smith of Lancaster Catholic (118), Derek Buganza of Brockway (95) - Brumbaugh's quarterback counterpart Friday night, current Pitt quarterback Pat Bostick of Manheim Township (94), Evan Kraky of Lakeland (93), Dan Kendra of Bethlehem Catholic (91), Tyler Smith of Wilson Area (87) and Brett Gordon of La Salle (84).

With his 380 passing yards during a ridiculous 22 of 26 performance in a snowstorm against Brockway, Brumbaugh only needs 51 yards to eclipse DiMichele's WPIAL career passing mark of 6,741 yards. The 380 passing yards is a single-game PIAA playoff record and his five touchdowns tied the single-game record.

Brumbaugh has 6,691 career yards, second in WPIAL history - a place formerly occupied by South Fayette quarterback Andrew DiDonato, who threw for 6,573 yards from 2002-05. His 3,253 yards this season is just 57 shy of former Seton-La Salle quarterback Bill Stull, who passed for 3,310 in 2004.

Brumbaugh ranks 14th in PIAA history in passing yards. Should South Fayette reach the PIAA championship and Brumbaugh gets two more starts, he could climb well into the top 10.

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