Orange Coast College's Bart Recktenwald set the national record for all-purpose yardage in a season Saturday night, but left the business of beating up Palomar to others.
Recktenwald gained 258 yards for a season total of 2,409, breaking the record of 2,321 set by Gavilan's Alonzo Washington.
However, it was the passing combination of Keith Jarrett to Faasamala Tagaloa that beat Palomar, 37-23, in front of 3,200 in LeBard Stadium.
The victory keeps the Pirates (8-1, 7-1) tied for first with Saddleback in the Mission Conference. Saddleback defeated Citrus, 55-9, Saturday night.
Jarrett and Tagaloa teamed up three times for touchdown passes, covering 34, 22 and 25 yards. It was the fourth time this season that Tagaloa has caught three touchdown passes in a game.
Tagaloa caught 10 passes for 213 yards. Jarrett completed 15 of 22 passes for 232 yards and also ran for a touchdown.
Palomar (4-4-1, 3-4-1) used several gimmick plays--including lateral passes, an onside kick and a fake punt--in an effort to stay close. However, the Comets were most effective when they let quarterback Brent Watson pass. He completed 26 of 49 passes for 280 yards and a touchdown.