There is an old
saying that says "records are meant to be broken." However, there are
a few records in Hornet sports that have stood the test of time and
may never be broken.
Football - One-Two Combination
In the early days of football, towns of all sizes formed
teams to compete in the growing wildcat sport of football. Some of
these towns probably should not of bothered. On Nov 24 1921
Chillicothe beat Pattonsburg 84-0. Two notable performances came from
QB Bertram Clark who scored 9 touchdowns and 54 points, and Russell
White who kicked 12 of 12 Extra Points. Given the modern day "4th
quarter running clock" combined with attempts to schedule quality
opponents and bigger roster numbers, these are good candidates for
Football - Back to Back
November of 1921 was a banner month for Hornet
football. Chillicothe beat Hamilton 81-0 on the 18th and 6 days later
beat Pattonsburg 84-0. I really don't see back to back 80+ point games
ever coming again in Hornets Football.
Football - Most Points
In the 1920 season, Meadville's varsity football team
played Chillicothe's 2nd string (now known as Junior Varsity) and beat
them fairly handily. In proof that trash talking is nothing new,
Meadville stated they could beat the Chillicothe Varsity team just as
easily. On Nov 10, 1920 Meadville showed their mouth was bigger than their
talent when Chillicothe won 90-6. No official scoring rundown or individual stats are
available for this game, which are the most points ever scored by
Chillicothe football. Again, with modern rules and sportsmanship, this
one likely will never be broken.
Basketball - Who Wants In?
Chillicothe boys basketball was having a pretty good
game against Cameron in 1942 when Coach Pat Bradshaw starting using
substitutes in the game. Then more, and more, calling up "middle
school players" which I assume were freshmen players. By the time the game
ended, 19 Chillicothe players got into the game. I'm not sure this is
even allowable anymore by state rules.
Basketball - Give It To Jerry
Chillicothe had a pretty good basketball team in
1959-60, led by Jerry Parrish, who scored 827 points that season.
That's more than 25 years before the three point shot was invented. In
the 55 years since, the closest anyone has come to that single season
mark was Eric Hemmer with 679 points in 1995-96. Unless they invent a
6 point shot, I don't see Parrish's record falling anytime soon.
Basketball - Shoot the Ball!
basketball was a high scoring season, The top 6 single game team
scores in history all came from that season, including a 118 point
effort against Marceline. With the 4th quarter mercy rule now in
effect, this may last for another 45 years.
Basketball - Try A Little Harder
Modern day "running clock" rules make some of these
records unbreakable. Two such efforts came for the Boys in 1953 when
they beat Milan on the road by 80 points, and the girls who beat
Braymer in 1980 by 74 points. These will stand for a while longer.
Baseball - Start This Right
When Hornets Baseball began (in the modern era) in
1997, it had some athletes on the team. In the season opener their
first season, for some reason they played a game at home against
tiny St Joseph Christian. In four and a half innings, Chillicothe won
43-1, an unconfirmed state record. The Hornets scored 20 runs
in one inning, had 32 hits in the game and stole 27 bases. These
records will all be on top for quite a while.