Bardstown, KY (WAVE) - Nelson County High School quarterback Dylan Beasley set a new Kentucky state record last Friday night. Beasley threw for 652 yards in the Cardinals 59-38 win at Marion County.
"Well I was out there feeling good, my throws were feeling good, nice and crisp," Beasley said. "They were bringing pressure so I knew I needed to get rid of the ball quick so I was picking up my hot reads and throwing to the right receivers and my receivers were making plays for me."
Beasley and the Cardinals coaching staff were not aware that he had set a new state record, and were even in disbelief when they heard his halftime stats over the P.A.
"I didn't really know, but at halftime they were saying my stats, so I was wanting to listen to what they said," Beasley added. "They said 18 of 22 for 368, I think. I didn't know if it was right or not, it sounded kind of crazy to me, but I guess it was right. At that point I was just trying to keep it going."
"We went home and did the stats twice," Nelson County head coach Jamie Egli said. "We got 652, and said that's got to be some kind of record. We looked it up online on the KHSAA, and he broke the state record by one, and then we started looking around at some national stats and it's the fourth most all-time in high school football history."
Beasley finished up 30-43 for the 652 yards and 8 touchdowns. Now he holds a record that former N.F.L. players like Chris Redman, Tim Couch, Jared Lorenzen, Michael Bush and Brian Brohm couldn't match.
"Just to say that I did something that those players didn't do is just a great honor," Beasley said. "They were great talents, N.F.L. talents, and they couldn't do it, and I did, it's just crazy, I'm very proud."
Beasley is being recruited by a few smaller schools in Kentucky and by some Ivy League schools.
"Lindsey Wilson, Centre College, I know I had Princeton and Columbia, they came down and talked to me," Beasley said.
The Cardinals take a 1-2 record into a matchup on the road at archrival Bardstown (2-0) on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
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