Charleston football coach Greg Kendrick talked about what a special performance it had been by junior quarterback Ty Storey in the Tigers’ 48-21 win against Harding Academy in the quarterfinals of the 3A State Playoffs.
After reviewing the film over the weekend, he was even more impressed.
Storey finished 20-of-38 passing for 519 yards and seven touchdowns with one interception as No.1 Charleston defeated No.2 Harding Academy, which was also unbeaten and the defending 3A state champion.
“He had his best performance on the biggest stage,” Kendrick said. “I have been around Ty for a couple of years now and have seen him throw the ball a lot and have some big games, but that was phenomenal. Harding Academy is a very good team and they played a very aggressive defense.
“They were sending rushers and they knocked him around a little bit, but he stayed in the pocket and made his reads and threw some great deep balls.
“Harding had a good game plan and they executed it really well, too. But Ty, and his receivers and the rest of our guys just stepped it up and out-executed them play for play throughout the ball game.”
Several Tiger receivers had big games. Taylor King had eight catches for 193 yards and two touchdowns, Chance Shelby had eight catches for 191 yards and two touchdowns and Colton Ward had 135 yards and two touchdowns on three catches.
Charleston will host Earle on Friday in a state semifinal matchup this Friday at 7pm. No. 3 Glen Rose hosts Smackover in the other semifinal.