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High school football: Corner Canyon’s Jaxson Dart ties single-season passing TD record in dominant 6A quarterfinal win

Corner Canyon quarterback Jaxson Dart (2) throws a pass between Jackson Light (74) and Dylan Carlsen (30) during a 6A quarterfinal football game against Bingham at Corner Canyon High School in Draper on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. Corner Canyon won 57-22.
Corner Canyon quarterback Jaxson Dart (2) throws a pass between Jackson Light (74) and Dylan Carlsen (30) during a 6A quarterfinal football game against Bingham at Corner Canyon High School in Draper on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. Corner Canyon won 57-22.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

Corner Canyon quarterback Jaxson Dart has at least one more game remaining this season — and potentially two — and already he’s tied a state record with more games to break and pad it.

In the third quarter of the Chargers’ easy 57-22 win over Bingham on Friday in the 6A quarterfinals, Dart threw his fifth touchdown of the game, which tied the record for most thrown in a season with 58.

Former Lehi quarterback Cammon Cooper set the mark in 2017.

  • Watch replay: Corner Canyon 57, Bingham 22

Dart wound up throwing for five touchdowns and ran for another one on Friday. Four of his TD passes came in the first half as Corner Canyon built a 35-15 halftime lead. His record-tying TD came on a 30-yard strike to Jett Meine with 4:02 left in the third quarter.

“It’s been fun. It’s fun to call a game with him where he can make a lot of throws and reads it well and throws on time. He adds that run threat in there it’s definitely fun for us,” said Corner Canyon coach Eric Kjar.

Dart finished the game completing 13 of 18 passes for 301 yards. For the season, he’s now passed for 4,049 yards.

Cooper set the state record in 14 games in 2017 while leading Lehi to the state championship. Dart equaled that 58 in just 12 games.

Earlier this season against Bingham, Dart completed 16 of 23 passes for 279 yards and six touchdowns, and on Friday he was more efficient, completing 72 percent of his passes. It was the fifth game this year he’s completed over 70 percent of his passes.

“They came out and ran a little bit of different stuff than they did last time. He did a really good of just executing what we do and making good throws. He was sharp again tonight for sure and got us into some good stuff and ran the ball well,” said Kjar.

He’ll have a chance to pad the record more in next week’s 6A semifinals against East.