Lunt Comments On Record Night

Rochester, Ill., standout quarterback and Oklahoma State commitment Wes Lunt had a Friday night he will never forget in the Rockets 49-35 shootout Central State Eight Conference win over Springfield.

Lunt,6-foot-5, 205 pounds, set the Illinois High School Association passing yardage record by completing 47-of-61 passes for 590 yards. Lunt's total eclipsed the 589 yards by Tony Brasic, which was the previous record. He also passed his older brother and current Western Illinois quarterback Will Lunt's all-time best of 574 yards.

Lunt, who threw for four touchdowns on the night and also ran for a touchdown, said he had no idea he was up into those kind of numbers.

"No, honestly I didn't," answered Lunt. "They announced it over the PA system after the game and I was shocked when I heard, but I was extremely happy. My brother found out about it Saturday morning and he was supportive, but he was also shocked about it," added Lunt, who with his family went to watch his older brother play on Saturday.

Lunt wasn't the only record setter in the game either as Rochester wide receiver Zach Grant broke state high school records with 20 catches (old record was 19) and 345-yards (old record was 319 yards).

"Zach on one of my best friends and we have been playing football together almost our entire lives," added Lunt. "I'm so glad now that I worked to come back from injury (foot surgery in August after a weight room accident). The foot is steady now and I'm having a lot of fun."

Lunt said he wouldn't mind getting close and having a chance to break the record again, saying it was a lot of fun throwing the ball around that much. Rochester is 5-1 and 4-1 in conference play with another three regular season games left to play. Lunt committed to Oklahoma State over a bunch of schools in late May. Cowboys offensive coordinator Todd Monken had been up to Rochester earlier in the week, on Monday according to Lunt, to check in on the quarterback commit in the Cowboys 2012 class.


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