Marc Lozoya had a season’s worth of yardage on Thursday night.
The wide receiver for Alexander High School in Loredo, Texas, caught 17 passes and amassed 454 yards, crushing the Texas state record for receiving yards. And he did it all in just a little more than three quarters.
His team notched a 63-35 victory over C.C. Winn High School from Eagle Pass, Texas, and Lozoya was the major part of that. He caught six touchdown passes, and his 454 yards crushed the previous Texas state record for total yardage of 392.
Marc Lozoya was actually only 2 yards short of setting the all-time single game yardage national mark of 456, but his coach took him out for the majority of the fourth quarter, seemingly unaware that the senior was so close to the record.
“That was exceptional,” Alexander coach Joel Lopez told the Loredo Morning Times. “It’s one of the best games out of a receiver I’ve ever seen. We talked to Marc about catching the football because he is extremely dangerous when he has the ball in the open field. He had some drops last week he felt really bad about. This week he came out to play. It’s just a matter of getting the ball in his hands and he did the rest.”
In the game Lozoya nearly matched his 2013 totals for catches and yardage — he came into the came with 25 receptions for 469 total receiving yards.
After the win Lozoya credited his quarterback, who finished 24-of-31 for 545 yards with seven touchdowns.
“It’s an honor,” Lozoya told the Morning Times. “I couldn’t do it without my line. I couldn’t do it without my quarterback Aaron Swain. He’s the one who put the ball in the right places. I feel blessed right now. I don’t have any words.”
The game could do a lot for Marc Lozoya in his quest to play college at the next level. He’s getting looks from a number of big college programs, including Texas.