College of the Redwoods

Hough breaks CR touchdown record as Corsairs rout Gavilan

File photo – Max Hough now the CR record for most career passing touchdowns.

Max Hough continues to thrive on the college fields.

On Saturday afternoon, the College of the Redwoods sophomore quarterback set a pair of big school records as the Corsairs cruised to a 76-0 win at Gavilan.

The former Fortuna Husky threw for five touchdowns in the win, which ties a school record for the most in a single game, a record that is shared by multiple QBs.

But equally impressive, that gives him 39 for his career, which broke a record he came into the game sharing with Will Tsong, who set the mark in 2013.

Asked what has impressed him the most about Hough since he took over as the team’s starting quarterback midway through last season, head coach Jason White said it was his growth as a player.

“He went from being a guy who didn’t have a lot of experience throwing the ball and hadn’t spent a lot of time reading defenses and doing those things, to someone who has now broken records,” the coach said. “He’s come on an extremely long way and he’s worked really hard.”

The shutout win was the first since the program was brought back for the 2022 season, and nothing less than a defense that has been outstanding all season long deserved.

It was also something the coaches and players had talked about.

“We set some team goals (for the game) and one was a shutout and another was no turnovers,” White said.

All five of CR’s running backs scored in the win as the Corsairs dominated on offense, defense and special teams and didn’t punt the ball away until the final seven minutes of the game.

“Special teams was really good,” White said. “All around we played well in all phases of the game.”

The Corsairs, who improved to 7-2, will close out the regular season at home against Siskiyous next Saturday at the Redwood Bowl.

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  1. That is so cool. Corsairs have had a great 2 years. And it is awesome that so many HDN athletes are standouts.

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