Masker surpasses record set by Scott Frost

Matt Masker (11) of Kearney Catholic awaits a snap during a game versus Grand Island Central Catholic, Sept. 1, 2017 (KHGI)

Scott Frost's name can be found in the Nebraska high school record books eight times.

Looks like the NSAA needs to make some updates to its web site.

"Being a Husker fan, growing up in Nebraska, and being a class C quarterback, and Scott Frost being a small town quarterback like myself, it's just I've always looked up to him as a young boy," said Matt Masker.

The Kearney Catholic senior quarterback surpassed Frost's C1 record for most career touchdown passes in the Stars 35–6 win over Ogallala.

"He's a great young man, he understands the concept of whatever we need to do and we take what the defense gives us," said second year head coach Rashawn Harvey.

Masker needed two for the record. He went deep four times in the first half, and now stands at 70 for his career.

"You know I would have never guessed that I would have broke that record," Masker says. "I didn't even know about it until a couple weeks ago. It's very humbling to know how successful Scott Frost was, he's a guy I've always looked up to."

In three games this season, Masker has nine touchdown passes and 1,026 yards throwing. At 342 per game, he’s on pace to crush the season passing average for C1 and, depending how far the Stars go, could break the 11-man record for yards in a season (3,727 - Frost, 1992).

There’s another number even more critical to Masker.

"You know I just really focus on getting the W every single week. That's the only stat that matters to me right now," he says.

"We won't specifically be going after it, we'll stay within our offense," said Harvey. "If the pass is there, and they've given us the pass, we'll take it and Matt will excel with that."

Masker faces perhaps his toughest test of the season when Garden Plain High School comes up to Miles Field out of Kansas for a special Saturday game at 4:00 p.m.

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