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Sat. September 26, 2009 | Joey Knight | Email

Lanky Armwood receiver A.J. King set a new school standard in receiving in Friday's 49-0 rout of Wharton.

A 6-foot, 155-pound junior, King established a Hawks single-game record for receiving yardage (eight catches, 178 yards, two touchdowns) against the Wildcats, Coach Sean Callahan confirmed Saturday morning. King's reception total was one shy of Chris Murray's 10-year-old school mark, Callahan added. 

How long will King's record stand? Hard to say. After years of a brute, ball-control option attack, the Hawks implemented a more open "spread-gun" set when junior quarterback Josh Grady moved in from Freedom in the offseason.

Grady finished 13-for-16 for 298 yards (not quite a school record), two TDs and one interception against Wharton. Backup Tanner Emmons completed five of his six attempts for 72 yards.

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