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Record-setting athletes across West Michigan in 2018

Wenzel break season passing touchdown record against Hopkins. WWMT, Luke Edwards

2018 has been a year for the record books for a trio of local athletes.

Three records were rewritten thanks to local athletes. In the spring, Schoolcraft's Lydia Goble set the state record for home runs in a season with 26 dingers. She would share that record with Brooke Nadolny of L'Anse Creuse. Goble only had 33 games to rack up the home runs, while Nadolny needed 37 games to reach the 26 home run mark. Goble finished tied for fourth on the career home run list with 49 career home runs. Goble will continue her playing career at GVSU.

Another Schoolcraft record-setter is running back Kobe Clark who rushed for nine touchdowns in a 63-27 win over Constantine. Clark also rushed for over 380 yards in the win. The previous record was eight held by Mike Golden from Frankenmuth set in 2005. He joins his father, Benny Clark, who is in the record books for most rushing attempts in a game. He rushed 49 times in the state championship game, while at Ravenna High School.

Kalamazoo United quarterback Eric Wenzel also etched his name in the record books for the most touchdown passes in a season. Wenzel threw 56 touchdown passes in his senior season smashing a record set by Mason-Gee Montgomery who threw for 51 touchdowns in 2015. Wenzel also finished second all-time on the career passing touchdown list with 110 and second in all-time passing yards with 8,546 passing yards in his career.


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