Tommy Tupa might not win a state title like his dad, Tom Tupa Jr., did in 1983 at Brecksville-Broadview Heights (Broadview Heights, Ohio), but he’s going to own most of the school’s passing records by the time he’s done.
Tupa, son of the former NFL quarterback and punter of the same name, connected on 25 of 38 attempts for 327 yards and five touchdowns Friday in the Bees’ 35-14 defeat of Amherst. Four of the touchdowns came in the first half. The five passing touchdowns tie a record that Tupa, a senior, set earlier this season in a defeat of North Royalton.
Tupa, who has said he plans to sign with Miami (Ohio), already holds the career mark for passing yards and has led the Bees to four consecutive wins. Of course, his father also had a hand in those accomplishments as offensive coordinator. For his effort, Tommy Tupa made the American Family Insurance All-USA Performances of the Week list.
The rest of this week’s top high school football performances (in alphabetical order):
American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week
Quade Coward, Cleburne (Texas)
Completed 14 of 23 passes for 344 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions in a 58-21 win Friday at Joshua, Texas.
Aaron Daniel, Charlestown (Ind.)
Passed for four touchdowns and ran for two in a 53-0 defeat of Providence, Texas, on Friday.
Michael Johnson, Evansville (Wis.)
Ran for a school-record 372 yards and seven touchdowns in a 61-12 defeat of Turner (Beloit, Wis.) on Friday. He was one touchdown shy of the state record.
Nate Klingenberger, Colonel Crawford (North Robinson, Ohio)
Passed for 388 yards and six touchdowns in a 47-10 defeat of Bucyrus, Ohio, on Friday.
Jack Thony, Murray County Central (Slayton, Minn.)
Ran for 274 yards and had six touchdowns, five rushing and one on a kickoff return,along with a two-point conversion run and an interception in a 64-36 defeat of MACCRAY (Clara City, Minn.) on Friday.
Preston Townley, Hargrave (Huffman, Texas)
Passed for 413 yards and seven touchdowns and ran for a touchdown in a 62-13 homecoming defeat of Liberty, Texas, on Friday.
A.J. Travis, Northside (Northport, Ala.)
Ran for 344 yards and seven touchdowns in a 50-46 victory Friday over Sipsey Valley (Buhl, Ala.).
Mitch Trubisky, Mentor (Ohio)
Had six touchdown passes in a 56-28 defeat Friday of Solon, Ohio.
Isaiah Saunders, Pleasant Grove (Elk Grove, Calif.)
Ran for 268 yards and six touchdowns in a 55-20 defeat Friday of Sheldon (Sacramento).
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