By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor
Muskegon Mona Shores made the MHSAA football playoffs for the first time in 2013, boosted by the highest-scoring offense in school history.
Two of the top contributors now appear on the MHSAA records lists as well, with more sure to come this fall for the one running the show.
Quarterback Tyree Jackson ranks on the MHSAA career lists with 328 completions, 611 attempts and 61 touchdown passes after three seasons and with one more to play; he threw 31 TD passes last season alone.
Receiver Asantay Brown, who will continue at Western Michigan University, finished his two-season varsity career in the fall with two listings on the single-game receiving yards list, plus the 19th-most receiving yards for a season (1,281) and 20th-most for a career (2,120). He also finished with 109 career receptions and 23 career touchdown catches.
(Former Mona Shores receiver Aaron Doriot also was added to the single-game receiving yardage list twice during this round of record book updates.)
See below for additional recent entries to the MHSAA football and other record listings, and click on the headlines to see all entries for those respective sports.
- Lowell seniors Kyler Shurlow and Ben Bigham also capped their careers in the fall with big numbers through the air. Shurlow completed 140 of 250 passes for 2,501 yards and 28 touchdowns – and the latter three of those four statistics made MHSAA single-season lists. Bigham caught 53 passes for 1,043 yards and 10 scores; his season yardage made the list for receivers.
- It’s never too late to submit for the record book: Grandville’s Terry Johnson finished his pitching career in 1979 and sits tied for the fourth-lowest career ERA of 0.78. He also made the single-season list as a senior with a 0.58 ERA. He finished a combined 16-1 over those two seasons.
- Brady Johnson made the single-season stolen bases list with 49 last season for Union City, and the single-game list with six against Athens. Twice after walks and a third time after an error, Johnson stole both second and third base. His team won 9-8.
- Ashley junior Meggan Andrews became one of only nine players in MHSAA history to grab 30 rebounds in a game, doing so Jan. 31 against Holt Lutheran. Andrews finished the 62-32 Bears victory with 27 points, 30 rebounds, three assists and two steals.
- East Jordan senior Tori Goodrich became one of 11 players to make nine 3-pointers in a game, doing so in a Class C District opener Feb. 24 against Mancelona. She finished with 27 points in leading her team to a 70-46 win.
- Dundee’s Aaron Anthony joined a group of shooters who have made at least 150 free throws in one season, sinking that many in 212 attempts for a success rate of nearly 71 percent. Total, he averaged 21.4 points per game this winter.
- Two of the four longest games in MHSAA hockey history were added, and both included schools from the Traverse City area. The second longest, reported in detail on Second Half this winter, was a seven-overtime marathon lasting more than 103 minutes before Traverse City West edged Traverse City St. Francis (Bay Reps) 2-1. The fourth-longest game, stretching more than 90 minutes, was a five-overtime loss by Traverse City Central to Toledo St. John’s Jesuit of Ohio on Dec. 30, 2011.
- North Muskegon’s Taylor Fris, now a sophomore at Grand Valley State University, finished her high school career in 2012 on career lists with 34 doubles, 28 home runs and 164 RBI, and also made the single-season home run list with 12 as a senior. Her career home runs rank 13th on that list. Also, former teammate Corinne Witham, now at Alma College, finished her career in 2011 with 50 career doubles – 17th on that list.
- Madeline Rysztak was the leading hitter as Traverse City St. Francis finished 40-15-1 this fall, but also a top server, making the single-season aces list with 128.
PHOTO: Muskegon Mona Shores quarterback Tyree Jackson (3) unloads a pass toward receiver Asantay Brown (6) during a game last season. (Photo courtesy of Mona Shores High School).