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Young ties Texas record with 8 TDs

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Senior quarterback Scotty Young tied a Texas state record (shared by four players) Friday night by firing eight touchdown passes as Denton Ryan outlasted McKinney, 70-63, in a wild shootout. The game was delayed for 40 minutes due to lightning and attendance was slowed by a steady rain throughout.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Texas Tech commitment completed 27-of-41 passes for a school-record 550 yards - just 45 yards short of the state record.

Young, who threw six touchdown passes in each of his two previous outings, now has thrown for 1,172 yards and 20 touchdowns -- with just one interception -- in his first three outings. In one of the previous games he sat out the second half and in the other game he sat out the fourth quarter.

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"I hate to sound complacent, but we're kind of used to it," Ryan coach Joey Florence said. "He is a great pocket passer. We've had five quarterbacks in the 10 years I've been here (three Division I signees) and he's the best pocket passer.

"I expect such great things from Scotty. He's such an intelligent kid. His arm strength is the best I've seen. It was really fun to watch him last night."