Marking History in 2017

Two years ago this month, we wrote what turned out to be some fateful words with regards to the Scrimmage Play Area Football Record Book:


“There are a handful of young players who’ve already made a mark in Central Virginia who could be poised to move up these lists in the coming years.”


We then laid out a case for then sophomore quarterback Kevin Jarrell of Monticello and Louisa County’s sophomore running back Job Whalen being two players who had already laid a foundation and could end up challenging for some of the top marks. Both came through in a big way. Here’s how they stack up at the end of two fruitful careers, as well as few other players who’ve made a mark and a trio that could be poised to get in the mix in the coming years.


Kevin Jarrell, Monticello


We already know that Kevin Jarrell, who recently committed to William & Mary, is Monticello’s school record holder in career passing yards with 5,594 passing yards and in career total offense with 8,482 total yards.


That career total offense mark is also the top mark in area history, surpassing current UVa signal-caller Lindell Stone, who set the previous mark last year when he wrapped up a career with 8,143 yards of total offense.


His career passing mark of 5,594 yards is good for fifth all-time in the area, just short of fourth place holder Kent Henry of Western Albemarle and 2,200 yards off Stone’s record mark of 7,764. Stone is way out ahead of the field, with second place Chad Byers sitting at 6,472 yards passing from 2002 to 2007.


Jarrell is also third all-time in career touchdown responsibility (passing, rushing or receiving) with 93 total touchdowns. Stone is No. 1 all-time with 101 touchdowns and Henry is second with 97. His 2017 output of 49 total touchdowns is good for third all-time behind Henry with 52 and Takeem Hedgeman with 49.


Job Whalen, Louisa County


Job Whalen has been the model of consistency since taking the field for the Lions as a freshman, and he churned out another strong season this year with 1,435 yards and 20 touchdowns during the Lions’ 14-1 run to the state title game.


Whalen finished with 5,135 career rushing yards, good for fifth all-time behind record holder Takeem Hedgeman of Monticello with 6,383 rushing yards, Buckingham’s John Perkins, Madison’s Raymond Kirkley and Buckingham’s Leon Ragland.


He’s 14th all-time in career total offense with 5,315 yards when you add in his receiving total, third all-time among non-quarterbacks. He’s 21st all-time in career touchdown responsibility, fifth all-time among non-quarterbacks.


Other big-time performers


Albemarle’s J’Quan Anderson has been brilliant the last two years and finished with 5,677 yards of total offense. That’s good for 10th all-time. Anderson’s 2,898 yards rushing and 2,720 yards passing is one of the most even splits in recent memory for an elite quarterback. Anderson is 17th all time in career touchdown responsibility with 60 total touchdowns.


Louisa’s Malik Bell’s final two years of his high school career were fantastic and he finished with 3,691 rushing yards and 1,656 yards passing. That’s 5,347 yards of total offense, good for 18th all-time. That rushing tally is good for 22nd all-time. Malik Bell accounted for 72 touchdowns via passing, rushing or receiving and is 14th all-time in career touchdown responsibility.


Western Albemarle’s Derek Domecq is 13th all-time in career total offense with 5,353 total yards, getting it done with perhaps the most variety of anyone in the top 15 with 2,707 passing yards, 1,165 receiving yards and 1,481 rushing yards. He’s also 20th all-time in career touchdown responsibility with 59 total touchdowns.


Monticello’s Austin Haverstrom with 1336 receiving yards is 27th all-time in the area


Looking Ahead

Woodberry Forest’s Dequece Carter already has 1,631 receiving yards, good for 15th all-time. Another big season as a senior could vault him way up the rankings.


Jaylen Alexander at Orange has two years remaining in his career and has already amassed 2,532 yards.


Charlottesville’s Sabias Folley has already rushed for about 3,052 yards (pending freshman year yards confirmation), and with a year left, could move up the list significantly as well.