AHSAA Football Spotlight for Week 2 of the Playoffs

Decatur Heritage’s Brayden Kyle Sets AHSAA Total Offense, TD records in Second-Round Win

on November 16, 2021 by David Holtsford ahsaa.com





Decatur Heritage’s Brayden Kyle Sets AHSAA Total Offense, TD records in Second-Round Win

MONTGOMERY – Decatur Heritage High School senior quarterback Brayden Kyle turned in the performance of a lifetime in last week’s wild 76-60 Class 1A football Playoff victory. He accounted for 629 total yards and had a hand in 11 touchdowns to set a number of AHSAA single-game state records and grab this week’s AHSAA Football Playoff Spotlight for week 2 of the 2021 state playoffs. It was originally reported he had 609 total yards with four TD passes and seven rushing scores. However, upon review by Coach Steve Meek and his staff, his total yardage was actually 629 yards and total touchdowns accounted for were still 11 – coming on an 11-of-18 passing performance for 271 yards and three touchdown passes and 18 rush attempts for 358 yards and eight touchdowns. The 629 total yards in a single game broke the AHSAA all-time single-game record and his 11 TDs accounted for also set a new AHSAA single-game state record. His 629 total yards also rank ninth best nationally all-time. The national record, set in 2015 by Matt Miller DuBois High School (PA) versus Meadville (PA), is 787 yards. Kyle, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior, also had 507 total yards in the Eagles’ first-round 48-28 playoff triumph over Marion County. He was 14-of-20 passing for 353 yards and three TDs and rushed for 154 yards and four touchdowns on 11 carries in that game. He now has completed 25-of-38 passes for 624 yards and six TDs in two playoff games this post-season, and he has had 29 rush attempts for 512 yards and 12 touchdowns – a total of 1,136 total yards and 18 touchdowns accounted for. His yards-per-carry average have been 17.0 yards per play; 17.7 yards per rush attempt and 25.0 yards per completion and a touchdown accounted for every 3.7 plays. Decatur Heritage’s Meek was still awed by his quarterback’s performance when questioned by Talladega Daily Home sports editor Lavonte Young. </