Mountain View senior Justice Summerset broke the 5,000 passing mark on Oct. 23 when he threw for 340 yards in a 43-40 loss to Canyon del Oro. His total of 5,264 career yards falls within the best ever for Southern Arizona.
Considering he only played in two complete seasons at the QB position, Summerset could have reached the state record of 10,489 yards set by Tempe’s Emanuel Gant. At any rate, he could have made the Tucson record out of reach had he played one more year..
Salpointe’s Andrew Cota played three years at the QB position and he currently holds the Tucson record with 6,635 yards passing. Tucson Christian’s Brian Chason holds the state record for 1A schools at 6,408 yards.
Adam Rodriguez played all four years at Desert View and he finished with 5,774 yards. At that time, his total was second only to Chason’s.
Tucson Career Passing Leaders
Andrew Cota, Salpointe, 6,635 (2011-13)
Brian Chason, Tucson Christian: 6,408 (1982-85)
Adam Rodriguez, Desert View: 5,774 (1985-89)
Justice Summerset, Mountain View: 5,264 (2013-15)
State Passing Record
10,489: Emanuel Gant, Tempe 2011-14
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