It was a record that stood for 40 years.
But it stands no more.
Last Friday night, Lehighton's Kyle Hunter picked apart Marian's secondary in leading his team to a 35-13 victory.
The senior quarterback completed 10-of-13 passes for 296 yards and a touchdown.
While no one knew it at the time, a little research discovered that his performance set a school record for most passing yards in a game.
The 296 bettered the mark of 285 set by Terry Wogenrich on Oct. 12, 1968 against East Stroudsburg.
It also earned Hunter the TIMES NEWS Player of the Week award.
"It's a great record to get especially when you compare it with the previous quarterbacks at Lehighton," said Hunter, whose high game a year ago was 132 yards. "It's a great achievement but I couldn't have been able to do that without my line, my receivers and my backs.
"We want to be balanced as a team, but (Marian) gave us some things and we took advantage of that. That pretty much allowed the passing yards to add up."
The Indians didn't move the ball that much at the start of the game, but once their signal-caller observed what the defense was giving them the balanced attack instead became an aerial assault.
"With the offense we have this year we have to mix it up a little bit," said Lehighton head coach George Ebbert. "Kyle's a weapon back there. Whenever he drops back he's always a threat to run.