And here be some tidbits ...
Through the four games of his high school career, Ben Herzog has passed for 583 yards and 10 touchdowns. His yardage total is already greater than the leading passer's final numbers in all but 20 seasons of Cowboys football - the entire history of Cowboys football, not just since 1978. The Cowboys' single season passing yardage record holder is Jordan Bryant, who threw for 1,363 yards (in 13 games) in 2008. Bryant had 429 yards in his first four games (it should be noted that Bryant capped his career with the best postseason passing run in CCDHS history, throwing for 513 yards and 9 touchdowns in the final three games of the Cowboys' championship season).
The best per-game passing average by a Cowboy quarterback was 141.9 ypg posted by Adam Sanchez in 2000. In nine games, Sanchez passed for 1,277 yards, including 724 over the first four games of the year. He is the only Cowboy quarterback to pass for more yards over the first four games of a season than Herzog, who is presently averaging 145.8 ypg. Sanchez was a senior and a two-year starter. Herzog, as you may know, is a sophomore. Should Herzog pass for more than 100 yards against Laurel on Friday, he would tie Sanchez's team mark for consecutive 100-yard passing games. The single-season record is 7, shared by Gary Lucas (1982), Jace Wagner (1995) and Bryant (2008).
In terms of touchdown passes, Herzog is off to an even more impressive start. He is just the 12th Cowboy passer to reach double-figure touchdowns in a single season. The team record is 19, currently held by Chris Morford (1997).
Herzog is also on pace to match Bryant's single-season marks of 149 attempts and 81 completions (established in 13 games) ... by the time the regular season is over.
The sophomore is not the only Cowboy currently rewriting records. With his 28-yard touchdown reception against Belgrade, Reid caught the 11th scoring pass of his career, tying him with Pat Bergman (1981-83) and Dustin Frize (1994-95) for the team career record. Reid has six touchdowns through four games, having caught at least one in each contest this season. The single-season record for a Cowboy receiver is 9, which was set by Frize in 1995 and subsequently tied by Scott Malloy in 1996. Reid has already caught 14 passes this season, just one fewer than his total in 12 games last year. For his career, he has 29 receptions, putting him within 9 catches of the Cowboys' top five all-time receivers. The present record for career receptions is 53, by Brennan Haughian (2006-08).
Reid has 513 career receiving yards, which is 101 of the all-time top 5. With averages of 3.5 catches of 54.4 yards per game (totals which were dragged down by his early exit from Friday's game), Reid stands an excellent chance to eclipse the single-season records for catches (31 - Chris James, 1993 and Malloy, 1995) and yards (614 - Sam Hould, 1995). It should be noted that all three of the aforementioned standards were established over the course of 11-game seasons.
Side note: I think it's too bad C.W. isn't still with us for this football season. With Herzog no longer a freshman and not yet a junior, this campaign would provide ample opportunity for Mr. Wilcox to air his distinctive way of pronouncing the word, "soffahmore."