Friday, April 18, 2014 2:30 AM
Published on: Thursday, October 31, 2013
By Brandy L. Simms
Rockville quarterback Chuck Reese may be small in stature but the junior gunslinger is putting up some big numbers on the gridiron this year.
Reese, a 5-foot-8, 140-pound gunslinger, tossed eight touchdowns last Friday night in the Rams’ 64-41 win over Magruder, setting a new state record for touchdowns in a single game.
He also may have set a new state record for single-game passing yards with 480, pending confirmation from MPSSAA liason Sheldon Shealer.
What’s even more impressive about Reese’s gaudy single-game statistics is the Rams had trailed Magruder at halftime, 35-14, before the quarterback unleashed an explosive second half assault on the record books.
If confirmed, Reese’s single-game passing mark would break a record held by Arundel’s Billy Cosh who passed for 475 yards against Linganore in 2008.
Meanwhile, Reese – in his first season on the varsity team – continues to put up impressive, eye-popping numbers week after week and has Rockville (5-3) still in playoff contention heading into this weekend’s home matchup against Wootton (4-4).
Rockville head coach Seth Kenton said that Reese – who has thrown 33 touchdown passes this season – has grasped the Rams’ new up-tempo, fast-paced offense.
“He’s doing a great job and he’s the perfect quarterback to fit in,” said Kenton. “He’s very smart. He reads defenses very well. He makes adjustments at the line. He’s got a quick little release.”
It doesn’t hurt that Reese’s production has been boosted by a talented receiving corps that includes juniors Joey Cornwell, Anthony Albert, Spencer Brigman and Louison Biama along with senior running back Cris Maldonado.