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October 1, 2013The bottom line is that Madison Memorial (Wis.) lost to second-ranked Sun Prairie last Friday night. But it's far from the rest of the story.
And it doesn't take away from the eye-popping statistics that Spartans' senior quarterback Brandon Toman compiled during their 52-42 defeat.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound 2014 prospect completed 36 of 63 pass attempts for 583 yards with five touchdowns, four of them to standout wide receiver Daurice Fountain, and two interceptions.
Improving his stock
However, the Spartans couldn't make a 36-31 lead going into the fourth quarter stand up.
Still, Toman's ridiculous numbers - the passing yards are believed to be second in state history behind Southwestern grad Jeff Skemp's 612 from 2002 - should get more recruiters interested and solicit his first offer(s) in the near future.
Toman's performance has earned him WisconsinHigh.com's Player of the Week honors.
He now has thrown 13 TD passes and for 1,464 yards with 96 completions in 169 attempts as Memorial, which clinched a Division 1 playoff spot two weeks ago, tries to improve its postseason positioning and stay within range of the league lead.
Elsewhere, Canton Larson was one of the many stars in Oconomowoc's electrifying, record-setting 84-82 victory over Wisconsin Lutheran to take control of the Little Ten race.
Larson accounted for nearly 500 yards of offense and eight total touchdowns, four rushing and four passing, as the Raccoons improved to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in league competition while clinching a playoff berth.
Larson finished 10 of 20 for 295 yards and added 198 yards rushing on only 14 carries. That leaves him with 484 yards rushing and more than 1,300 yards through the air with 16 TD aerials and only one interception.
Tanner Arnold of Turtle Lake, James Morgan of Ashwaubenon and Gillett's Alex Zeitler joined Toman with five scoring passes. However, Jake Wiedower of St. Francis and Max Meylor of Mount Horeb/Barneveld threw six TD passes.
Meylor (429) and Wiedower (400) also reached the 400-yard plateau.
Among the week's top receivers were Adam Korpela of St. Francis with 17 catches for 289 yards and four scores; Dylan Roberts of Gillett with eight receptions for 236 yards and four TDs; and Josiah Marsh of Brookfield Academy with 12 catches for 235 yards and one touchdown.
Turtle Lake's Andrew Davis and Madison Memorial's Fountain also nabbed four scoring passes, while Sam Lacko of Northland Pines, Nathaniel Oserloo of Mount Horeb/Barneveld, Isaac Lashua of Iola-Scandinavia and Chris Cooper of University School caught three TD passes.
As for rushing leaders, St. Mary's Springs standout Ike Floyd scored five times while gaining a state-high 341 yards as the Ledgers whipped previously unbeaten Laconia.
Next in line were Lodi's Garrett Bollant (309), Iowa-Grant's Luke Nowak (307) and Edgerton's Ricky Williams (304).
Williams, Suring's Dillon Kempen and Bloomer's Colten Seibel reached the end zone five times, while Nowak, Logan Yeager of Dodgeville, Kyle Becker of Pardeeville and Brandon Baumeister of North Crawford registered four TDs.