team's web site.With the Mansfield High football team preparing for the 2013 campaign, it's a good idea to look at their record book from the
As the old saying goes, records are made to broken, but there are some in the Mansfield regular season record that either won't be broken o
First, the ones not to be broken, followed those in danger and then the career records, which won't be broken.
1. 1928 team's points allowed: This is a gimme and probably should be updated to the modern record. The 1928 team only 12 points in eight games for an 1.5 per game is unbreakable because of the changes in the game. In those days, it was a defensive struggle with 6-0 scores all over the place. If in games where they blow out opponents, opponents scored touchdowns late in the game these days. Also teams these days, usually play 11 games a season and that would drop the 1928 team in the 0.0 range. The record of the 1989 team, Mansfield's first Super Bowl team is more reachable, but that even that would be difficult with an average of 5.6 points per game need. You also have to factor in the quality of opponents Mansfield is playing these days.
2. Omari Walker's 24 touchdowns in 1992. When the conversation of the greatest player in Mansfield football history, Walker's name is at the op of the list. If someone was going to break his mark of 24 touchdowns, they would have to average more than a two games. In the 1992 season, the Hornets had more than fair share of blowouts, which probably kept Walker's number from being even high. To break it you would have to average two touchdowns a game in a 12 game season, including playoffs. With offenses using a variety of players these days, it would be hard be one player to have this many chances to score. You would also have to be getting the ball in the fourth quarter a lot of the time and that's not going to happen with the way the present schedules are set-up.
3. Joe Todd's 10 sacks in 1996: Todd was almost impossible to block and used his speed to get by blockers. Again, the changes in the game, including the spread offense, probably makes it difficult to have this many opportunities to get to the quarterback.
4. 2003's 487 points for the season: This team was dominating offensively, averaging 37.5 with John Sperrazza directing a very advance offense with a lot of weapons. That's a lot of points to ask high school team to score in a season. With the changes in the playoff structure, and if the Hornets go to the playoffs after the seventh game of the season, chances are they will be facing tougher defenses for the final stretch of the season.
5. Bryan Young's 51 extra-points in a season: See above reasons, chances are a team won't have that many scoring opportunities with the new playoff structure. Young did benefit from kicking for an explosive offensive team, but he was automatic that year and that doesn't happen on the high school level that often.
(Next up, the records that are in danger of being broken.)