Oscar Smith quarterback Shon Mitchell has passed his way into the Virginia High School League Record Book.
Mitchell, a junior, has thrown for 7,502 career yards – including postseason games – and sits 10th all-time in the VHSL. Mitchell entered this season with 5,152 career yards and has thrown for 2,350 heading into Oscar Smith’s 6A South Region championship game against Thomas Dale. The game is 2 p.m. at Oscar Smith, and the winner earns a spot in the Group 6A state championship the following Saturday at U.Va.
Mitchell could enter next season with a chance to chase down the all-time leader: former Oscar Smith QB Phillip Sims, who threw for 10,725 yards through 2009.
A look at the top 10 according to the VHSL Record Book:
1. 10,725 Philip Sims, Oscar Smith ended 2009
2. 9,673 Kendall Becraft, Brookville ended 2012
3. 9,152 Adam Morgan, Dinwiddie ended 2008
4. 9,038 Dominek Broaddus, Essex ended 2012
5. 8,731 Vicqual Hall, Gretna ended 2004
6. 8,357 Casey Turner, Great Bridge ended 2007
7. 8,212 Ronald Curry, Hampton ended 1997
8. 7,963 Michael Nebrich, Lake Braddock ended 2010
9. 7,654 Shea Boyd, William Campbell ended 2002
10. 7,502 Shon Mitchell, Oscar Smith through 12 games this season