Clemson-bound Deshaun Watson sets new state record in Georgia title victory

With a season left to play, Gainesville junior QB raises his career totals to 9,502 passing yards, 108 TDs

Football recruiting - Deshaun Watson

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Football recruiting - Deshaun Watson

Just another typical night at the ball park was enough for DeShaun Watson to rewrite the Georgia High School record book.

This wasn't just any game, or any ball park, however.

The Clemson-bound junior completed 28 of 36 passes for 329 yards and three touchdowns and added 95 yards and two scores rushing on 14 attempts to lead Gainesville High to its first state title since 1925 on Friday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

With a season still left to play, Watson's performance pushed his career passing total to 9,502 yards and broke the record held by Metter's Zach Stanford. The record-breaker came on 10-yard pass to Tray Harrison in the first quarter.

Watson was sharp early, as he fired a 17-yard touchdown pass and scored on a four-yard run in the first quarter, sending Gainesville off and running to a 49-13 rout of Ware County in the Class AAAAA championship game.

Watson's favorite target on Friday was Caleb Hayman, who caught 10 passes for 168 yards and two scores.

Watson's three touchdown passes pushed his season total to 50 and his career mark to 108. He finished this season with 4,031 yards passing.

He led Gainesville to at least 40 points in each of its playoff games, and the Red Elephants topped the 60-point mark two times. Unranked when the playoff began. Gainesville finished the season with a 12-3 record.

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Bigboots writes:

Great work.
I look forward to seeing him suit up for the Tigers.

jarheadtiger writes:

Is this guy gonna play for us do yall think? I ask as I am here in Japan for now, and heard very little of Kelly's progress. Any word on him and his development? Im not a fan of Stoudt frankly. Not saying at all hes not a good kid, but in very limited action they have yet to let him do anything./ Im sure some of yall have seen some practices/spring game etc and have seen Kelly in action somewhere

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