Charlotte, NC - Heading into week three of the high school football season, quarterback Austin Kendall needs 204 passing yards and three touchdowns to set new Union County records in both categories. Back in 2012, week three of the season marked another big milestone for Kendall. His first varsity start.
“I think it was the third game in my freshman year, against Rocky River,” Kendall said. “It was a nervous game, actually. I threw my first pass to my older brother, so that was pretty cool, looking back to it actually, and from there it just exploded.”
Kendall will set the bar much higher if he stays healthy all season, but it’s worth noting that not all of his high school accomplishments factor into the record. Kendall played for Charlotte Christian his sophomore year, so none of his yards and touchdowns from that season count in the Union County marks.
“It’s awesome, we’re really proud of our quarterback,” said Casey Stamper, junior wide receiver. “It shows the work we’ve been doing in practice and it applies to the game field.”
“One thing about Austin, he’s one of the most competitive kids I’ve ever been around,” said David Johnson, head coach. “For his ability, and to have that type of work ethic, it makes for a good combination.”
“Everybody loves him,” said JT Cauthen, junior wide receiver. “We love him, and he’s just a great person to be around.”
Kendall doesn’t put much stock in records, but his friends and family have a chance to see him re-write the books. The Cavaliers play on Friday, September 4th against Pinecrest at 8pm.