What an ending to a stellar high school career for Jake Browning.
The senior quarterback, who will enroll at Washington in January after graduating this month, threw six touchdown passes to give him a national record-tying 91 this season and increase his career total to a national record 229 as Folsom routed Oceanside, 68-7, in the CIF Division I state bowl game Friday night at StubHub Center.
"Yeah, I'm surprised at the score because they're a great team but we got pressure with our front four and my offensive line did a great job," said Browning, who completed 27 of 34 throws for 445 yards and scored Folsom's first touchdown on a four-yard run. "This was our goal from the beginning of the season and this is probably our best game of the season. I don't know how to describe it."
It was the most points Oceanside (14-1) has ever allowed.
After spotting the Pirates a 7-0 lead, Folsom scored six unanswered touchdowns in the first half to build an insurmountable 41-7 lead. Northern California swept Friday's doubleheader, which drew an attendance of 5,113. The Bulldogs (16-0) scored more points than any team in state bowl history and the second-most points ever scored in a season for any team in the nation with 915.
"We started kind of slow, but once we start going we don't stop," said senior running back-linebacker Sam Whittingham. "We watched hours upon hours of tape to prepare. There's no better feeling than winning a state championship."
Browning spread his touchdowns to six different receivers. Jake Jeffrey caught eight passes for 99 yards and one touchdown, Josiah Deguara had six receptions for 82 yards and one touchdown, Cole Thompson had four catches for 66 yards and one touchdown and Tre Green added four catches for 62 yards and one score.
Matthew Romero completed 15 of 26 passes for 166 yards, with one interception, and scored the Pirates' only touchdown on an eight-yard run.
Asked if he wished his team could play Concord De La Salle, Browning was diplomatic: "I don't make the rules but I hope they beat Centennial and represent the north."