Even three days later, both football coaches were still having difficulty realizing what happened Friday night.
“I am still worn out,” Puyallup High’s Gary Jeffers said.
“It is a difficult thing to come to grips with,” Kentlake High’s Chris Paulson said.
In game that that went well into the late night, Kentlake beat Puyallup, 76-55, in a South Puget Sound League crossover game at French Field in Kent.
A few SPSL single-game records were set:
* The 131 combined points eclipsed the previous mark of 128, set by Federal Way and Rogers in 2003 (Rogers won, 66-62).
* Kentlake’s 10 PAT kicks tied the league record set by Curtis (1991, 2010).
* In a losing effort, Puyallup quarterback Brendon Illies passed for 396 yards, and rushed for 176. His 572 total yards erased the SPSL record of 497, set by Kent-Meridian’s David Jones in 2010 against Tahoma.
* And if the SPSL kept any such record, the yardage the teams combined for – an astonishing 1,607 yards – would have likely shattered any such previous total.