ScoreStream Tutorial: Getting Ready for Game Day

The most successful General Managers are the ones that act as the best champion and evangelist for their team.  They rally other fans to show their team spirit and chat in games, they provide comprehensive play-by-plays and keep the score accurate and up to date during games they attend.  Here are some tips and examples of things Super GMs are doing on game day!

 

Before Game Day

Game Time & Location: Is the game time and venue correct? If not, change it! Once you make the change, followers of your team will be notified.

Pre-Game Posts: post in the game the week of to get people excited and keep them in the loop with anything they need to know. Is there a pep really? A spirit night? Parking information? Make sure you utilize ScoreStream as a way to communicate to your team’s fans.

Cheer Battle: did you know you can hit that cheer button as many times as you want? Start cheering for your team and get others to cheer as well!

Game Promotion: use our Promo Maker to create a game match up card. You can tweet it out on your account, your school or team’s account, or even in the game!

On Game Day

Bring the Spirit: rally your team! Get them excited and participating in the game conversation!

Interviews: record a pre-game video, half-time interviewpost game interview or post game wrap up with some of the athletes, coaches or fans.

Score: keep the score updated and encourage other fans to help out.

Play-by-Plays: for all the fans who aren’t able to be there, keep them updated with play-by-play updates or details about interesting plays.

Photos & Videos: everyone loves visuals. Post lots of photos and videos!

Rally Fans: get all the other fans to do all these things too! Find other fans and team advocates who want to contribute to game coverage. Remind them that the best photos and videos may get highlighted on our media partners‘ news websites. Put your team on the map!

 

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ScoreStream Tutorial – Update Your Team Page

If you’re a General Manager for your team, you can customize your team page and make it uniquely yours! To get started, follow these simple steps:

 

STEP #1: Login

Login in at ScoreStream.com.

On the right hand side of your dashboard under “My Teams” is a list of the teams you follow. You should find your team there, go ahead and click on it.

If you do not see your team, type in the team name in the search bar on top where it says “Find your team”

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STEP TWO: Go to team page settings

Once you are on your team page, click on the gears on the top right hand corner to get to the team page settings.* You will see a drop down of options populate – click on “Change Pictures”

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*Don’t see the gears? First make sure you are logged in. If you still don’t see the gears, you may not be a General Manager for this team yet. Request to be a GM of this team now!

 

STEP THREE: Change the pictures!

Now you can upload a background photo or change your logo. For the logo, it is best to use a .png format if possible. You can get as creative as you want – see below for some inspiration from other teams!

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Widget Inspiration

Looking for some inspiration for how to use your scoreboard widgets or photo and video galleries? See below for examples of what some of our rockstar partners are doing!

 

High School Scoreboards

WMAR example   Chicago Sun Times HS Board

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High School Rankings Scoreboard

USA Today-Full Screen

 

High School Scoreboard + Photo & Video Gallery

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League Scoreboards

Caulfield Lacrosse

SoCal Volleyball Club

 

College Scoreboards

Chicago Tribune College Board

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Pro Scoreboards

Fox5 Example

 

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High School Photo Galleries

USA TOday photo gallery example

 

Scoreboards on a Mobile App

WFSB Mobile Example

 

Scoreboards with Sponsorships

You are free to sell advertising on or around any of our widgets and you keep 100% of the revenue generated. Here are some examples:

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SportsMedicineSouth

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Tukee Bowl Recap- Super User Submission- Jeff Edgington

ScoreStream is fueled by the very best fans for scores, photos, videos, and now recaps! For our first ever user-submitted article, we couldn’t be happier to have Jeff Edgington cover and recap the Tukee Bowl between Mountain Pointe Pride and Desert Vista Thunder. Jeff has been a super user for the past two years and provides amazing coverage of all the top games in Arizona. You can follow Jeff on our free app and see all of his coverage on his profile here: Jeffrey Edgington.

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Tukee Bowl Recap-

By Jeff Edgington

Jack Smith snuck around the edge one yard scoring with just under two minutes remaining and so went the host Thunder’s chancing of halting the skid against Mountain Pointe (6-0). Just like the last three years, bragging rights lay on Knox Road at the younger of the two schools.  Pride roll 28-14 behind an impressive Defense and a 14 point 4TH-quarter surge.

Smith, a Senior, moved in from the Midwest and didn’t know much about the significance of this one.

“They’ve talked about it all week, but Coach Vaughn emphasized it’s just another game. We try to downplay it, but it feels good to get another win.” added Smith with a grin.

The Pride struck first on an 11-yard Marcarius Blount scamper halfway through the opening frame. Desert Vista (5-2) responded quickly when quarterback Nick Thomas found receiver Raymond Figueroa in stride from 57 out.

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A punt early in the second pinned the Pride deep in Desert Vista territory. Momentum built from there as Blount and Smith would matriculate down the field on a lengthy nine-minute drive. Smith found Ralph Roman from the 6 to give the visitors a 14-7 lead right before the break. After Alex Farina drove the Thunder down to potentially tie it he was intercepted by Kenny Churchwell for the first time turnover of the game.

Desert Vista tied the game late in the third quarter with another long pass, this time Smith hitting Keishaud White for a 35-yard gain that set up Lelon Dillard’s one-yard scoring run.

After that, Desert Vista managed just two first downs and Thomas was intercepted twice in the fourth quarter as Mountain Pointe’s defense took control.

“Turnovers killed us,” Desert Vista coach Dan Hinds said. “We were driving and two picks. We have to clean that up.”

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Heading to the 4th Quarter tied at 14 the student bodies increased their volume, and the crowd noise brought the entire stadium to their feet. Mountain Pointe kept grinding out first downs behind a massive front line. Blount wore out the clock. One minute into the 4TH Smith found a wide-open Deon Lee, who is usually a linebacker, for the difference and a 21-14 don’t-look-back advantage.

But in the end the defense from the Pride was relentless all evening and it forced 3 Interceptions. 2 of which went to the sophomore Churchwell.

“They’re a good team,” Mountain Pointe coach Norris Vaughan said. “They’re big. They’re physical. But they hurt us on two bombs. We were in man coverage and they beat us. Other than that, I thought we shut them down.”

In a game played by teens and fueled by emotion Mountain Pointe didn’t turn-over the ball, didn’t commit a penalty, and never trailed.  Impressive.

ScoreStream Promotional Playbook

Welcome to the ScoreStream Promotional Playbook! We are excited to have you on board as our partner and we want to ensure you get the most out of this partnership.

Since all of our data comes from the crowd, we are always looking to get more fans in the stands inputting scores, photos and videos. The more we get, the more you get! Here, you’ll find ideas and examples we’ve collected from some of our awesome partners for ways to get more of your local community involved.

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About ScoreStream

ScoreStream crowdsources local sports in real-time.  Our mobile app allows fans and partners to post scores, photos and video and to engage in real-time conversations with other fans.   Our desktop suite of tools empower our partners to schedule games in advance, create online scoreboard widgets and monitor and update scores in real time.

By promoting ScoreStream to fans in your market, you can help generate more, better and faster content for your online, on-air and mobile offerings. This guide will provide you with tips for utilizing and promoting the ScoreStream platform to optimize your content and engage with your audience.

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ScoreStream Tools Tutorials

Getting a ScoreStream Scoreboard on your website is fast and easy. First, create a username at ScoreStream.com.  Make sure to email us your username at partner@scorestream.com so we can grant you permission for all of our tools.  Once you have an account, take a look at our tutorials for step-by-step guides on how ScoreStream works.  Begin with the WidgetCreator tutorial to build your scoreboard.

  • WidgetCreator: create your online scoreboard widget.
  • WidgetManager: manage, edit and update existing scoreboard widgets. When you make a change, the scoreboard widget on your website updates automatically.
  • GameManager: find, follow and update games in real time.
  • GameScheduler: schedule games in advance to display upcoming games on your scoreboards.
  • ScoreStream Mobile App: score games, upload photos and videos, post to social media and more. Your scores will flow straight through to your online scoreboard widget and on-air tickers

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Promotion Tips: Promote Your Scoreboard to Get More Scores

Get fans engaged and get more scores, photos and video!  Promote the ScoreStream mobile app to your audience. The games scored by the fans will be optimized for accuracy by ScoreStream and fed directly to your scoreboard widget in real time.

Online

  • Place your scoreboard widget in a prime location that makes sense for those coming to your website for high school sports scores.
  • You can put a scoreboard widget in as many places as you want. For example, you may want to a run scoreboard on your homepage on Friday nights, as well as on your sports section every day.
  • Have a call-to-action to download the ScoreStream app. Reminding fans to enter scores, photos and videos into ScoreStream will enrich the content on your scoreboard and website.
        • Example: “We need your help covering your favorite teams! Download ScoreStream for realtime high school sports scores, photos, video and more. Check out the ScoreStream mobile app tutorial HERE
        • Example: “We’re teaming up with ScoreStream to provide high school sports scores in real-time. Download the ScoreStream app now and start following your favorite teams. Use the app during football games to follow all the action and join in by posting scores, photos, video and chat with other fans and rivals!”

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  • Use blogs, articles, and other feature spaces to highlight ScoreStream on big game days
      • Blog Idea: write up a recap of a game and link to the ScoreStream team page for a complete recap of the game including all scores posts and photos/ video sent using ScoreStream.

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Social Media

There are many ways to help engage more fans through social media. We’ve compiled some tips to help you increase interaction with your followers.

  • Post in the App: ScoreStream is where fans go to post scores and discuss games. You can post in the app within team pages in your market to engage with your community.
    • Example: “Tune in to [enter call letters] at 6:00 PM for a full Friday Night Lights recap including your Katy Tigers!”
    • Click here to see more examples of partners that are doing an awesome job of this!
  • Post from the App: You can post to Twitter and Facebook direct from the app. See our mobile app tutorial if you need some pointers on using the app. Pre-load your hashtag to accompany every post.
  • Photos and Video: Use our app to make your photos and videos awesome! ScoreStream has photo filters and customizable scoreboard overlays that you can create in the app and publish to your social media sites. You can leverage our photo and video walls to find geo-filtered photos and videos from your area and put them on your website, link to social media, etc.  Our mobile app tutorial has more information on the photo and video tools.

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Twitter

  • Follow us and tag @ScoreStream in your updates so we can help share your content.
  • Pre-load your hashtag for all tweets from the ScoreStream app.
  • “@mention” team names, athletes, coaches, etc. This makes it easier for them to retweet / favorite your content.
  • Use our photo and video features to make your photos look great with a score overlay. Attach these to your tweets to rise above the noise.
  • Remind your followers to download the ScoreStream app for real-time scores and to add their own scores:

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  • More Examples:
    • Find, share scores and post pics & video with [enter handle] & @ScoreStream. Download the app today!
    • Going to be at the games this HS football season? Help us w/ scores by using the free @scorestream app!
    • Download the @ScoreStream app and get in on the action – help score your team’s game! #prepzonehoops

Facebook

  • Make sure you’ve liked the ScoreStream page and that we’ve liked you back.
  • When posting content, please tag @ScoreStream so we can help share your posts.
  • Facebook posts may include more information than tweets, so consider posting pre-game previews and post-game recap posts on Facebook.

Promo Maker

Use the ScoreStream Promo Maker to make your social media posts more appealing.  Within any team page, you’ll see the ScoreStream Promo Maker on the right side of the page.

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Email & Email Blasts

Tell your network about us! Sports are realtime, fans want updates realtime, ScoreStream allows you to cover games live, so make sure your viewers know this.

Example 1 (generic): “We’re teaming up with ScoreStream to provide high school sports scores in realtime. Download the ScoreStream app now and start following your favorite teams. Use the app during football games to follow all the action and join in by posting scores, photos, video and chat with other fans and rivals!”

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On-Air Promotion

We can integrate with your on-air graphics solutions like Newsroom Solutions, Chyron, or Vizrt. Please contact us if you are interested in getting this set up.

And check out our 15 second spot – please let us know if you are interested in airing this:

On-Air Call Out Examples

    • Check out our ScoreStream real-time, high school scoreboard, driven by you the fans! Download the free ScoreStream app now and post live scoring updates right from the stands. Plus, check out live scores from all the games that matter to you, share photos, videos, chat, “cheer” and more. Help make [STATION NAME] your home for real-time high school scores with ScoreStream. Check out ScoreSteam.com for more!
    • Get in the game with ScoreStream’s real-time, high school scoreboard, driven by you the fans! Download the free ScoreStream app and post live scores, photos and video right from the stands.
    • Make your voice heard! Download the free ScoreStream app and post your team’s score to our real-time scoreboard.

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ScoreStream Assets

Questions? We’re here to help!
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Analyzing the Game: #2 Montverde Academy vs. Orlando Christian Prep

In our new series Analyzing the Game, ScoreStream will take a look at some of the top games from ranked teams around the country. Today we take a look at the USA Today Game of the Day between #2 Montverde Academy and Orlando Christian Prep.

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The Setup: On a 12-game win streak, #2 Montverde Academy will host in the opening round of their own tournament- Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament. Orlando Christian Prep comes in on a 3-game win streak of their own. The game will tip-off at 7PM (EST).

Jim Halley of USA Today’s Players To Watch: 

“Montverde Academy players to watch: LSU-bound big man Ben Simmons (28.2 ppg, 12.5 rpg) is considered the No. 1 player in the country.  Senior guard Marcel Ponitka is solid at point guard and junior guards Blake Harris and Howard Washington Jr. are big contributors.

Orlando Christian Prep players to watch: Senior guard Mike Tolbert is the team’s leading scorer at 19.6 points a game. Forward Josh Raoul (16.1 ppg) is another key scorer.”

Factors: Bringing in a 14-8 record, the defending 2A State Champion Orlando Christian Prep averages 59 points a game while holding their opponents to an average score of 56.4. They have played two nationally ranked teams this year (Blanche Ely and DeMatha Catholic) and were beaten significantly in both games. The final scores were 40-62 and 45-71 respectively.

Montverde Academy sits at 23-1 while playing a plethora of the countries top teams. Of the the eight nationally ranked (at some point) teams they played, Montverde’s sole loss came in the City of Palms Classic championship game against nationally Wheeler. Montverde Academy averages 73.4 points per game and allows 56.75 points per game.

Prediction: Montverde Academy has been in their home state in Florida now for the past 10 days and have had five days off. They will want to show off on their home court in the opening round and I see this one playing out as an easy win for Montverde Academy.

Final score prediction: 75-55

We want to hear your predictions! Share below or in the game chat!

 

Follow all of the game action on the app or here (Montverde Academy vs. Orlando Christian Prep).

Want to follow high school sports action in real-time? Download the ScoreStream app for free here: Itunes or Google Play

 

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ScoreStream National 25 on January 27, 2015

The ScoreStream National 25 highlights the nations top high school basketball teams. By using our collected scores, media partners, and gathering input from sportswriters and experts we have put created our rankings honoring the top teams each week. Below are the rankings and a scoreboard to follow all of the action. To visit the team page and see their upcoming schedule, click on the team name.

This week brings an interesting twist to the rankings. Last weeks #8 Hamilton of Memphis, TN, who was previously undefeated, forfeited 15 of their 17 wins due to use of an ineligible player. While those are still on court wins and they deserve to be honored for them, it must be taken into account. One of those wins was against last week’s #4 Oak Hill Academy. With Oak Hill Academy now moving to 32-0 with major on court wins against ranked teams, we found it difficult not to move them to first place. If it were possible, Montverde Academy would be 1B! Right now they are definitely the front runners for the national title.

While Hamilton did forfeit those wins, their talent is impossible to deny. They remain in he ScoreStream National 25 for now!

Rank Prev. ScoreStream 1/27
1 4 Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA
2 1 Montverde Academy Montverde, FL
3 5 Sierra Canyon Chatsworth, CA
4 2 Findlay Prep Henderson, NV
5 6 Cape Henry Collegiate Virginia Beach, VA
6 10 Fairfax Los Angeles, CA
7 12 DeMatha Catholic Hyattsville, MD
8 9 St. Vincent- St. Mary Akron, OH
9 14 Greensboro Day Greensboro, NC
10 13 Bishop O’Dowd Oakland, CA
11 3 Wheeler Marietta, GA
12 15 Huntington Prep Huntington, WV
13 16 Cardinal Gibbons Fort Lauderdale, FL
14 18 Corona del Sol Tempe, AZ
15 7 Wesleyan Christian Academy High Point, NC
16 17 Callaway Jackson, MS
17 21 Wayne Huber Heights, OH
18 19 Roman Catholic Philadelphia, PA
19 22 Plano West Plano West, TX
20 20 Atascocita Humble, TX
21 23 Bishop Montgomery Torrance, CA
22 11 Villa Angela- St. Joseph Cleveland, OH
23 8 Hamilton Memphis, TN
24 NR Roselle Catholic Roselle, NJ
25 NR La Lumiere LaPorte, IN

 

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ScoreStream National 25

The ScoreStream National 25 highlights the nations top high school basketball teams. By using our collected scores, media partners, and gathering input from sportswriters and experts we have put created our rankings honoring the top teams each week. Below are the rankings and a scoreboard to follow all of the action. To visit the team page and see their upcoming schedule, click on the team name.

Rank Prev. ScoreStream 1/21  Location
1 1 Montverde Academy Montverde, FL
2 2 Findlay Prep Henderson, NV
3 4 Wheeler Marietta, GA
4 5 Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA
5 6 Sierra Canyon Chatsworth, CA
6 8 Cape Henry Collegiate Virginia Beach, VA
7 7 Wesleyan Christian Academy High Point, NC
8 10 Hamilton Memphis, TN
9 9 St. Vincent- St. Mary Akron, OH
10 14 Fairfax Los Angeles, CA
11 11 VIlla Angela- St. Joseph Cleveland, OH
12 16 DeMatha Catholic Hyattsville, MD
13 13 Bishop O’Dowd Oakland, CA
14 19 Greensboro Day Greensboro, NC
15 18 Huntington Prep Huntington, WV
16 17 Cardinal Gibbons Fort Lauderdale, FL
17 NR Callaway Jackson, MS
18 20 Corona del Sol Tempe, AZ
19 21 Roman Catholic Philadelphia, PA
20 25 Atascocita Humble, TX
21 NR Wayne Huber Heights, OH
22 NR Plano West Plano West, TX
23 NR Bishop Montgomery Torrance, CA
24 NR Archbishop Carroll Wayne, PA
25 NR Jonesboro Jonesboro, GA

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Major upsets throughout high school basketball

Martin Luther King Day weekend brought a ton of high profile basketball tournaments (HoopHall, Bass Pro ToC, Flyin’ To The Hoop…) and major upsets as well!

The weekend started off with the previously unranked Linden Tigers from Linden, NJ taking down the then #2 Roselle Catholic 75-61. Roselle Catholic proceeded to lose consecutive games, while Linden swept there tough schedule proving they were a team destined for national attention.

Some teams like Montverde Academy remained steady, winning their tournament schedule this weekend. However, the wild basketball upsets were capped off yesterday with #1 Findlay Prep losing to unranked Wayne (game recap here!).

You can read the USA Today analysis on how Wayne was able to withstand the offense onslaught of Findlay Prep here.

To see more of the scores and upsets from the USA Today Super 25, check out our scoreboard here: http://usatodayhss.com/2015/high-school-basketball-super-25-scoreboard

 

 

Want to follow high school sports action in real-time? Download the ScoreStream app for free here: Itunes or Google Play

 

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High School Football Passing Records- A nod to Peyton Manning

 

Sunday night football kicked off at a crisp mid-60s in Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. Millions were tuned in to watch the Denver Broncos host the San Francisco 49ers. While the viewership is common for any Sunday night football broadcast, this night was special as Peyton Manning was biding to break Brett Favre’s passing touchdown record of 508.

Manning let there be no doubt he would break the record Sunday night as he started off the game seaming touchdown passes to Emmanuel Sanders and then Wes Welker. Each in the open field as if Manning’s offense had completely stifled a normally powerful 49ers defense.

Growing up as a Colt’s fan, I’ve had the pleasure to watch Manning evolve into the quarterback is currently is. I remember the excitement that would come every game day watching Manning pump-fake, step up in the pocket and nail Marvin Harrison. Harrison’s lightning ability as a receiver complimented Manning much like Demaryius Thomas and the rest of the Bronco’s receiving core does now.

Watching Manning line up out of the shotgun with Demaryius Thomas out wide right, I could almost predict the pass was going to him. When Manning took the snap and turned right you could see Thomas get slight separation and Manning laced it with just enough space for Thomas to drag his feet as he hauled in the reception. While it was exciting to watch, it felt more right than invigorating. Manning’s hard work has been well documented throughout his career and getting to this point seemed inevitable.

As a nod to Peyton Manning’s amazing acomplishment last night, the ScoreStream group took a look at some high school passing records.You won’t see Manning’s name in any national high school football record books, which should motivate young athletes everywhere to work hard if their dream is to play! Below are some of the high school football passing records we found most impressive.

219- The record for career touchdown passes thrown set by Maty Mauk from 2008-11. Think about that number for a second: 219! Yes it’s the NFL, but it took over 16 seasons for Peyton to reach the touchdown record of 509. In just 4 seasons oh Ohio high school football Mauk was able to reach almost half of that number!

What’s more impressive is that the record for second is 34 touchdown passes behind him! Mauk is currently in college playing for Missouri Tigers. It will take a lot for this record to ever be beaten!

15- The most touchdown passes thrown in a single game set by Arthur Smith in 1921. In a time when football wasn’t about spread offenses and passing, Arthur Smith somehow managed to throw 15 touchdown passes in a game. We aren’t even sure what to say. Instead, we will stand back, give him a standing ovation and shrug! You, sir, have  more passing touchdowns than the person closest to you. If this is ever broken, we hope to see the game.

91- The most touchdown passes thrown in a season set by Corey Robinson. Isn’t Kentucky known for basketball?! Corey Robinson didn’t care in the 2007 season as he put up 91 passing touchdowns against opponents! Another record that blows away the next closest which is 77, it will take an impressive season to break. Robinson better have been homecoming king, as he provided the team with 546 points through the air (extra points not included)!

18,932- The most career passing yards set by Maty Mauk from 2008-11. It’s not surprising the see Mauk back here knowing that he also holds the record for passing touchdowns. Fun fact, in his high school career the amount of yards thrown by Maty Mauk translates to nearly 11 miles, or the length of over 63 football fields. That’s a lot of space Mauk covered!

A more interesting fact, Maty Mauk dethroned none other than his brother Ben Mauk from the most career yards record. Ben held that record from 2002 until his brother passed him in 2011. Ben is still nearly 2,000 yards in front of second place!

The Mauk’s may be considered the Manning’s of high school football!

Make sure you catch the playoffs and the remaining high school football season on our free app. Download the app here: Itunes or Google Play

Comment below and let us know your favorite record or who to watch as they go towards breaking a record!