Fremont-Sunnyvale made history Friday night, breaking the Central Coast Section record for points in a game during a 90-56 victory over Harker.
The previous record of 82 was set in 2005 by Evergreen Valley and matched in 2008 by Leland.
"I'd never heard anything about a record," Fremont coach Ron DeMonner said, "but when we were getting close, somebody said we could get it. We were not interested in that. But then we scored again."
And again and again and again.
It was that kind of night, and not just for the Firebirds.
Harker got eight touchdowns from quarterback Spenser Quash -- five by air, three by land -- and led at halftime 50-49.
Which leads one to think that was one heck of a halftime speech from DeMonner.
"I could give the greatest one in the world, and it wouldn't matter," DeMonner joked. "These kids don't listen."
No, they just score touchdowns.
Fremont scored on the very first play from scrimmage, a 48-yard run by Keenan Smith, one of seven touchdowns for the junior running back. Smith rushed for 348 yards and had more than 400 yards in total offense, exact figures being hard to come by on a night when you could barely keep score. After one quarter of play, 12 minutes, the score was 28-28.
When Smith scored his final touchdown, a 65-yard run in the fourth quarter, Fremont stood at 81 points, one short of the record. DeMonner faced a decision. Go for two, leading 81-56, or settle for
Had he known that another touchdown was right around the corner -- a 43-yard run by Joe De Los Santos -- DeMonner might have chosen differently. Instead, he went for two and quarterback Ricky Te'o ran it in for the record.
An hour after the game, DeMonner still sounded conflicted. "I know what that guy feels like over there," he said in reference to Harker coach Ron Forbes.
Forbes could not be reached for comment, but DeMonner acknowledged there was no postgame handshake. Asked if he expected Forbes to be angry, he said, "I would think that he is."
DeMonner then revealed that he and Forbes already were not on speaking terms. Might that have factored in his decision-making process, especially with the two-pointer?
"Not one bit," DeMonner said. "It didn't influence me one bit."
FREMONT 90, HARKER 56
Harker 28 "22 "6 "0--56
Fremont 28 "21 "18 "23--90
F -- Smith 48 run (O'Keefe kick)
H -- Moss 32 pass from Quash (Celik kick)
F -- Smith 65 run (O'Keefe kick)
H -- Deng 2 pass from Quash (Moss pass from Quash)
F -- Smith 46 pass from Te'o (Teo run)
H -- Moss 8 pass from Quash (PAT failed)
H -- Quash 13 run (Celik kick)
F -- De Los Santos 6 pass from Te'o (O'Keefe kick)
H -- Deng 9 pass from Quash (Celik kick)
F -- De Los Santos 82 kickoff return (O'Keefe kick)
H -- Quash 1 run (Celik kick)
F -- Kanongata 6 pass from Te'o (O'Keefe kick)
H -- Quash 21 run (Moss pass from Quash)
F -- Smith 45 pass from Te'o (kick failed)
F -- Smith 52 run (kick failed)
F -- Sataua 6 run (kick failed)
F -- Smith 27 run (kick failed)
H -- Williams 2 pass from Quash (kick failed)
F -- De Los Santos 19 run (Kanongata pass from Teo)
F -- Smith 65 run (Te'o run)
F -- De Los Santos 43 run (O'Keefe kick)
Records -- Harker 3-6, 1-4; Fremont 6-2, 3-1.