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Football: Boyd closing in on passing records

November 18, 2008 |  9:36 pm


With a deep playoff run, L.A. Jordan quarterback James Boyd could become the most prolific passer in City Section history.

Boyd has 8,030 yards and 70 touchdowns in his career, ranking him third on the career yardage list and fourth on the career touchdowns list, according to the Cal-Hi record book. Boyd was selected as the Eastern League most valuable player Tuesday night.

The record for passing yardage in the City is held by David Koral, who passed for 8,964 yards for Palisades from 1999-2000. Ron Cuccia of L.A. Wilson passed for 8,804 yards from 1975-77. (Perry Klein, by the way, isn't on the list. He threw for 3,899 yards as a junior but Cal-Hi doesn't list career numbers for him.)

Koral also had 100 career touchdown passes. Cuccia had 91 TD passes and Daniel Gonzalez of Franklin had 79 from 1998-2000.

Topping Koral's touchdown mark seems a longshot, though Boyd threw eight touchdown passes in the Bulldogs' regular-season finale against South Gate. Jordan (6-4) opens the playoffs Thursday against Fremont (6-4) at South Gate High in a Championship Division first-round game.

--Ben Bolch

Photo: James Boyd scrambles in last year's City Section Championship Division first round game against Taft. Credit: Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times