Magnolia’s Jacob Frazier reflects on “Unreal” performance

HOUSTON – When you read the stat line it is something off of a video game.

665 yards, 39 of 48 passing, 10 touchdowns, a completion percentage of 82 and a quarterback rating of 158.3 – a perfect passer rating.

For some quarterbacks those numbers may be accumulated over a couple of games or for some a season.

Magnolia senior quarterback Jacob Frazier, who had passed for a season high 435 yards earlier in the year, put up that improbably stat line on Friday night in a wild 75-54 win against Tomball.

“I never thought about it being this crazy,” Frazier said about his performance. “I knew I could throw a few touchdowns but this is unreal. This is unreal.”

The 665 yards in a single game ranks fourth all-time in Texas High School Football history, according to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football. Frazier passed Mac Morse, who had 634 yards in 2009.

This is the first 600-plus yard passing performance since Derrick Ponder did it in 2015 passing for 622.

With the 10 touchdown passes, Frazier tied the all-time record for a single game joining Travis Quintanilla as the only other person to ever accomplish that in a game.

“Yeah X button or whatever you call it, I was just tapping and put the arc on it,” Frazier said comparing his performance to Madden. “It was fun to watch.”

Nothing prepared anyone for the clinic Frazier put on against Tomball.

Heading into the half, Frazier was sitting at 344 yards on 25 of 30 passing with five touchdowns – already an admirable game.

“Right from the get-go my receivers I get it to them and they get the yards,” Frazier said. “They should get more yards, I feel like double. They make me look good.”

In the second half, thanks in part to a couple of 60-plus yard touchdown hurls, Frazier was beginning to creep into rarified air.

As the game ran down, Frazier hit Michael Woods in the end zone for a 23-yard strike for his final touchdown pass of the night to put Magnolia up 75-54, which would be the final score.

“Can’t say enough about the whole unit, Jacob had  great night,” Magnolia coach Sterling Doty said. “Challenged them before, we knew the pressure that Tomball was going to put on us and make us be sound in all of our pass protection. Overall we did really good job with that.”

Entering this season, Frazier had put in a relatively solid junior year passing for 1,856 yards and 16 touchdowns with nine interceptions.

Those numbers came in 12 games.

In 2016, Frazier has already blown those numbers out of the water in just five games.

With his record-setting performance, Frazier now sits 2,110 yards, 29 touchdowns and just one interception for the season. Frazier has attempted 151 passes this season.

Frazier would like to have the one interception back, the senior said with a laugh, but feels like he has done his job and the game has truly slowed down for him this year.

“Every year playing on varsity just being around these coaches, our coaching staff does a great job of keeping me grounded and working on the basics every day,” Frazier said. “I think three years of being on varsity that’s helped me so much and now I go out there and have fun and don’t think about it.”

This is a year that Frazier believes Magnolia will break through again.

In 2015, the Bulldogs made the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and snapped a streak of five-straight losing seasons in the process.

With the win, the Bulldogs improve to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in District 20-5A putting them firmly in contention for a shot at the District Championship.

“This is crazy, ” Frazier said. “I’m so blessed to be in this position right now. Keep doing the right thing every day, God knows what’s in store for me so he has a plan for me and I guess this is his plan so I’m going with it.”



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