Ravenwood’s Andrew Mason makes football state history in eight-touchdown game


Ravenwood’s Andrew Mason makes football state history in eight-touchdown game

Ravenwood High School senior receiver Andrew Mason found his way to the record books Friday night in the Raptors’ 61-47 win against visiting Pulaski Academy.

Mason scored seven receiving touchdowns from senior quarterback Brian Garcia in the victory, which makes him tied on the all-time list for receiving touchdowns in a single Tennessee high school football game.

He’ll share the record with Robert Tolbert of Whitehaven, who set the record initially in 1994.

“It’s a blessing,” Mason, sporting a cast for a fractured wrist on one side, said of his history-making night. “I’m just happy we got the win.”

Mason, a Rice commit, scored an eighth touchdown to seal the game for the Raptors, which left him tied for fourth overall for total touchdowns scored in a game, per the TSSAA’s record list.

Since the eighth and last touchdown was a handoff instead of a pass, it counts as a cumulative touchdown, not one on the receiving list.

It is, however, the most touchdowns ever scored in a Williamson County football game by a single player.

Mason had five of his touchdowns by halftime, the second-best all-time state mark behind Tolbert (six).

His final stat line was eight receptions for 355 yards and the seven touchdowns and the five-yard carry for a touchdown.

His yardage mark is good for second-best ever in the state for a receiver in a single game, just behind Mitchell alum Keiwone Malone in 2008 (358).

“It couldn’t happen to a better kid,” Ravenwood head coach Matt Daniels said of Mason accomplishing such a feat. “Andrew Mason is just a phenomenal kid, and a great leader, and teammate. We’re really proud of him tonight.”

Garcia’s seven touchdowns thrown makes him tied for fourth-overall in touchdown passes in a single Tennessee high school football game. It’s the largest number of touchdowns thrown in a WillCo game ever.

The Garcia-to-Mason touchdown connection is the most-ever for a Tennessee high school quarterback and receiver since Tolbert and his quarterback, Jason Harris, in ’94.

Independence alum Nathan Johnson hauled in six touchdowns in one game in 2015 against LaVergne and five against Centennial, making him tied for second and third overall.

Only two players nationally have ever scored eight receiving touchdowns in a game, per MaxPreps.

Photo by Deb Scally Photography.

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