CHSAANow: Fairview’s Aidan Atkinson sets records as he throws for 687 yards and 9 TDs

Andy Cross / THE DENVER POST
Fairview junior quarterback Aidan Atkinson threw for a state 11-man record 687 yards and nine TDs Thursday against Legacy.

Fairview’s Aidan Atkinson, a junior, had one of the best football games a quarterback in Colorado has ever had on Thursday night.

Atkinson threw for 687 yards and nine touchdowns in a 67-33 win over Legacy. Both figures set 11-man football state records, and both rank second all-time across all classes of the sport.

“The state records are cool and all but that’s not why we play,” Atkinson told BoCoPreps.com after the game. “We play to win a state championship. This was a great game. Me and my receivers, we work so hard and we practice so hard with our timing and throwing the ball. Coming out here and being able to show everybody that and put up some big numbers, it was great to show everybody what we’re all about.”

Fairview’s staff reviewed film overnight and confirmed Atkinson’s yardage total as 687 yards, according to coach Tom McCartney. He completed 32-of-50 passes.

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