What Billy Maples finished with in a half had only been done three times in a game in state history.
By the time Park Hill finished off a 66-35 win over Lee's Summit, Maples threw for a Missouri state-record nine touchdowns in one game. The previous record of eight was reached three times, a total that Maples owned at half.
Maples connected four times apiece with DJ Johnson (12, 1, 60, 8 yards) and Ronnie Bell (31, 24, 25, 5), all by intermission as the Trojans held a 56-21 lead.
"It was quite a show to watch," Park Hill head coach Josh Hood said. "He's meant a lot to the program on the field, and as a leader. He's off to a great start and this will be a night he'll remember for the rest of his life. It's great to see all the hard work pay off in one of the biggest ways with a state record."
The eight passing TDs in a half ties a national record, as per NFHS, it only happened three other times - twice on consecutive weeks in 1994 by eventual NFL QB Chris Redman , and the latest in 2001 by Thomas Thrash in AR.
Lee's Summit crawled back with two third-quarter scores to pull to 56-35. Maples then found Joe Webb across the front of the end zone with 9:11 left in the game for an eight-yard touchdown - and the record-setter.
For the game, Maples finished with 434 yards on 23-of-36 passing. In two games so far, the senior has tossed for 781 passing yards and 14 scores.