As the regular season in the Foothill League came to a close, the record books started opening up.
Players (and coaches) from across the Santa Clarita Valley have been crossing or approaching milestones.
Here’s a list of some players who rewrote history this season, and those who still have the potential to do so:
Two Centurions nabbed defensive records this season.
Jaelin Kinney narrowly passed the record for career sacks in a win over Canyon. His 18.5 sacks surpassed Ryan McKillop and Nick Green’s 18, two players from the 2008 class.
The single-season interception record was surpassed by Coleman Vanderhorst, who has seven picks on the season.
The Grizzlies have one confirmed broken record, and two others that could be snapped in the near future.
Jalin Lewis reached 859 receiving yards in Golden Valley’s second-to-last regular season game, beating the previous single-season mark of 845 set by David Malinowski in 2007.
Lewis is also chasing the record for touchdown receptions in a single season. Isa Bey set that record in 2010 with 10. Lewis currently has seven.
Meanwhile, running back KJ Maduike is closing in on the single-season rushing yards record. He currently has 1,126 yards, which is 267 short of Earl Johnson’s yardage in 2011.
“My motivation was God, my family, my coaches and my teammates,” said Maduike of his performance this season. “They all believed in my talents so I made sure not to let them down.”
AJ Stanley has been the lone record-breaker for the Indians this season. He reached 15 career interceptions in a win over Saugus last Friday. The previous record was 14.
While no players have been etched into the books yet this season, coach Larry Muir has earned an accomplishment.
Muir reached 100 wins in the game against West Ranch. The Vikes coach is now 101-43-1 across his 12-year tenure.
Jake Rice broke the program record for single-game rushing yards as well as number of touchdowns in a game against Canyon in the first week of league play.
The running back reached 314 yards, which surpassed the previous record of 289 held by Jeff Coprich (2011). He also scored four touchdowns, which wiped out the three touchdowns that Ross Bacon, Adam Varga-Thompson and Jordan Hunt each had.
Two freshmen made their mark this season. Jovan Camacho had a 99-yard kickoff return for touchdown against Saugus. His twin brother, Ryan, tied the single-season record for interceptions with six.