Ingram sets new passing yards mark for CHHS
Published 11:01 pm Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Fans that attended Charles Henderson’s 56-0 rout of Alabama Christian Academy last Friday were witnesses to history, even though they may not have been aware of it.
In the second quarter of the game, Charles Henderson quarterback Austin Ingram broke Jared Loftin’s record for career passing yards.
Loftin, quarterback of the Trojans from 2002-2005, ended his career with 3,032 yards. Ingram, a junior, currently sits at 3,099 with a year-and-half still to a play.
The junior Trojan signal caller said he is happy to get the record, but will not become complacent.
“It really means a lot to be at the top,” Ingram said. “We have had some good ones come through, and it is just really good to know that I was able to leave a mark. We still have to seal the deal to make it perfect.”
Behind Ingram and Loftin, are current Troy University receiver K.D. Edenfield and former Auburn and Troy quarterback Brent Poole.
Charles Henderson head coach Mike Dean said that Ingram is not satisfied with records, and has been a great leader for the Trojans.
“I am proud of him, but records are made to be broken,” said Dean. “We have the opportunity to break a lot more, and win a lot of ball games. He (Ingram) would trade all the records for one blue map. That is the attitude a champion, and he has given that to his teammates.”
Ingram, a soft-spoken and very humble player, is quick to give credit to his offensive line and receiving corps and says they are very important to his success.
“It’s not about me,” Ingram said. “It is about the team. This is not an individual thing. It is a testament to the blocking from the offensive line and the catches my great receivers make. I know that the guys up front are going to give me time, and the receivers will make the catch if I put it anywhere around them.”
Ingram captured a state title earlier this season as a member of the 2013 Charles Henderson baseball team, and said that putting another ring on his finger would be more enjoyable that all the records that have fallen or will fall.
“Breaking records is great, but nothing compares to winning a title,” Ingram said. “I have been there before in baseball, and would love to get back there now. We have to keep working, get better each day and take care our responsibilities. This team can go as far as we want it to go.”
Ingram and the rest of the No. 3-ranked Charles Henderson Trojans hit the road for a non-region contest against Greenville Friday night.