You hear of athletes breaking records all the time but for Starpoint quarterback Aaron Chase, the feat he achieved last Friday is nearly unheard of.
"Our offensive coordinator, he told me after my first touchdown that I had broken the record," Chase said. "After that they just kept piling up, I had no idea."
Chase broke five different school records.
He broke a 30-plus year old record for most passing yards in a game, he holds the most touchdowns in a game by re-breaking his own record of three, he now has the most touchdowns in a season, the most touchdowns in a career, and the most yardage in a career.
The crazy part? Chase is just a junior.
"It's a good feeling but I know I gotta stay humble and keep focusing on this season because this is all that really matters," he said.
Chase credits his teammates and older brother for his success. He says those records wouldn't have been broken if it weren't for the people that surround him everyday.
His journey to where he is now started back in 9th grade when he stepped in for an injured player.
"I was very scared, I didn't know what it was going to be like," he said. "Last year as a sophomore I was a little bit more comfortable with the system and then as a junior, I'm as comfortable as ever. I know next year I'm going to be even more comfortable with everything going on."
Chase has come a long way but at the end of the day, the high school records don't matter. The last name Chase may be in the records books, but it's another Chase that Aaron and his teammates are eager to reach.
"The state championship is the number one goal right now," said Chase. "Each game we want to get the 'W'."
SUPER 7 ATHLETES OF THE WEEK:
1. Aaron Chase, Starpoint QB
2. Brett Beetow, Lancaster football: Beetow has been consistently recording 6-10 tackles a game so far this season. In their game against Niagara Falls, he recorded a fumble recovery, a QB sack and broke up multiple passes.
3. Tia Balo, Cleveland Hill diver: Balo broke a 21-year old school diving record in a swim meet against Eden. Balo scored a 181.28 to beat the old record that was set in 1996.
4. Joe Jamison, Canisius RB: Jamison rushed for over 80 yards and three touchdowns in a big win over St. Joe's. The game was held at New Era Field.
5. Sam Carlson, St. Mary's girls soccer: Carlson scored 5 goals and had three assists in two games last week. Both games were decisive wins in the MMAA vs Park and Buffalo Seminary. Carlson currently leads the team in goals and assists.
6. Eve Bierl, Hamburg soccer: Bierl scored all three of her team's goals in wins over Starpoint and Amherst.
7. Shaun Dolac, West Seneca East RB and LB: Dolac rushed for over 150 yards and one touchdown in a win over Amherst. On defense, he recorded two interceptions.