By Mitch Stephens MaxPreps.com
Out goes the National Player of the Year.
In comes the new Northern California record holder.
Folsom High senior quarterback Tanner Trosin, who last year backed up the MaxPreps National Player of the Year Dano Graves, threw for 601 yards and five touchdowns. That included the game-winner, a 40-yard strike to J’Juan Muldrow with 1:35 remaining, lifting the Bulldogs to a wild 49-46 nonleague win at Deer Valley (Antioch) last Friday.
Trosin completed 34 of 49 passes and had one intercepted.
The 601 yards is the third-most in state history, according to the CalHiSports.com record book (seventh edition), and broke the previous Northern California mark set by current Oregon State quarterback and previous Foothill (Pleasanton) standout Sean Mannion of 582 set two seasons ago.
Trosin’s total absolutely shatters the previous Sac-Joaquin Section mark of 479 yards set by North Hills Christian (Vallejo) quarterback Darren Campas in 2004. The state and national record is 764 yards set by David Koral of Palisades (Pacific Palisades) in 2000.
Down 46-41 and facing fourth-and-15, Trosin fired a long bomb that was caught by the diving Muldrow for the score. A two-point conversion pass to Troy Knox gave Folsom (3-1) its final margin of victory.
Muldrow finished with 10 catches for 251 yards and Knox had 14 catches for 248 yards.
The passing exploits spoiled an otherwise spectacular night from Deer Valley’s Matt Smith, who broke off a 44-yard touchdown run with 3:12 left to give the Wolverines a 46-41 lead. Smith finished with 231 yards rushing and five touchdowns.
Last season when Graves was injured, Trosin showed what he could do, completing 14 of 19 passes for 333 yards and two scores.
Graves passed for 3,702 yards and 62 touchdowns last season and rushed for just less than 1,000 yards and 23 more scores. His 85 touchdowns combined were a state record.
Trosin and Folsom should be in for quite a shootout this week as well.
The Bulldogs play at Casa Roble (Orangevale), which lost its opener 70-54 before pulling of wins of 50-49 and 61-58. Casa Roble is 2-1 yet has allowed 59 points per game.