||Last Updated: Jan 7, 2015 - 12:56:47 PM
A lot of quarterbacks have come and gone in the College of the Redwoods football program’s 46-year history.
But none has had a year like this.
CR sophomore quarterback Will Hissong has already had the greatest single-season in school history — by far — and there’s still three games left to play.
“It’s just crazy to think that after four years of not playing that I could have this opportunity,” said Hissong, who played back-up quarterback at CR in 2009, throwing for just six touchdowns and 518 yards before taking the past four years off to work and attend school in his home state of Oregon. “I came back to CR in an out-of-the-blue kind of thing. I just decided to go for it.”
And go for it he did.
In all, in the midst of an unprecedented 2013 season, Hissong now owns 15 school records, including six single-season records, six single-game records and three career records.
He currently has single-season school records for passing yards (2,680), passing touchdowns (27, which currently leads the state of California), completions (200), attempts (345), individual offense (2,782) and points scored (174).
He also has six single-game school records, including passing yards (573), passing touchdowns (six), completions (39), offensive touchdowns (seven), points scored (42) and individual offense (614).
For his career, he has a school-record 33 passing touchdowns, 37 total scores and 222 points (surpassing Lyndon Rowells career mark of 194 points set in the 2007 and 2008 seasons).
And Hissong’s not done.
He needs just 628 yards to catch James Phillips career mark for passing yards (3,826), which was set in 2000 and 2001.
In fact, if Hissong can maintain his average of 382.9 yards per game over his next three games and throw just two more passing touchdowns, he would surpass Phillips’ career marks for yards and touchdowns (28) in this season alone.
“(Hissong) is actually kind of surprising,” said CR’s first-year head coach Chris Vicory. “You wouldn’t expect him to be as elusive as he is, but he’s sneaky athletic. He does a great job reading coverages, he gets the ball out quickly and just makes great decisions.”
Hissong and the Corsairs (1-1 in the Bay Valley Conference and 3-4 overall) host Los Medanos on Saturday at 1 p.m. in a BVC matchup.
Los Medanos (1-1 in the BVC and 4-3 overall) currently leads the conference in rushing yards with 1,943 (277 yards per game).
“It’s going to be a matchup up front, which is going to be a challenge,” Vicory said.
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