Booker breaks state scoring mark

The state record watch for Ventura St. Bonaventure's Lorenzo Booker switched from scoring to rushing after last Saturday's game against Bishop Diego of Santa Barbara. Booker broke the career scoring record with four touchdowns and can now focus on the career rushing mark.

In another game in which St. Bonaventure coach Jon Mack had to be careful with leaving in his starters too long, Booker rushed for 241 yards on 18 carries. The Seraphs blitzed Bishop Diego, 51-7, as Booker only played one series in the second half.

The four TDs and two two-point conversions elevated Booker's career scoring total to 726 points. He moved past the previous state record holder, Dominique Dorsey of Tulare, who set the record at 710 just last year.

"The offensive line was huge tonight. I knew it was a matter of time. I'm so happy that I got the record," Booker told the Ventura County Star.

The yardage against Bishop Diego also pushed Booker above the 7,000-yard mark for his career. He's now one of only six in state history to achieve such a high total and since St. Bonaventure is most likely to play 13 games this season he should eventually move past the current state record total of 7,761, also set last year by Tulare's Dorsey.

St. Bonaventure quarterback Jack Swisher added three TD passes to Whitney Lewis as the Seraphs upped their current winning streak to 39 games.

All state records according to Cal-Hi Sports Record Book and Almanac, compiled by Nelson Tennis.

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