High School Football

Golson's big night not quite a record

According to the South Carolina High School League's Palmetto's Finest Record Book on schsl.org, Myrtle Beach quarterback Everett Golson's eight passing touchdowns against North Charleston on Friday night tied a state record for the most thrown in a game.

That is now known to be inaccurate.

Contrary to the SCHSL's record book -- which is updated to include some 2008 records -- at least twice a high school player in the state has thrown for nine scores in a game - Blythewood's Richard Mounce in 2006 and Summerville's Reid McCollum in 2007.

Mounce, the state's Mr. Football in 2007, went to Clemson on a baseball scholarship, but left the school this fall to pursue college football. According to the Post and Courier, Mounce has transferred to Charleston Southern to play football and had considered an offer from Coastal Carolina.

McCollum is a redshirt freshman at South Carolina, where he is listed as the second string quarterback behind Stephen Garcia. McCollum played high school football with Georgia receiver A.J. Green.

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