Zach Pickens
Zachery Pickens


Watervliet (Michigan) QB Zackery Pickens (Sr – 6’0 180lbs) threw for five touchdowns and rushed for four more, for a total of 64 points, as the Panthers beat Buchanan last Thursday night 72-36.

It’s a 21st Century Michigan High School Athletic Association record, but not an association record. Pickens was three points short of doing that, Duke Christie (1920) of Escanaba and Cecil Hardy (1914) (over 100 years ago) of Flint Central both had 64 points in a game.

On the night Pickens had 496 yards total offense, he was 12-for-19 passing for 358 yards and rushed for 138 yards on 21 carries for 138 yards.