Drew Barker and his Conner High School Cougars traveled to South Oldham Friday night and the two schools went toe-to-toe in a quarterback battle with a final score of 34-32 in favor of the Dragons
Barker threw for 270 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and ran for 138 yards a score, but was picked off twice in the loss. However, his effort made history as he became just the third player in the history of Kentucky high school football with 40 passing touchdowns and 40 rushing touchdowns in his career.
The other players are Western Kentucky running back Antonio Andrews who finished his career at Fort Campbell with 56 rushing touchdowns and 50 passing touchdowns, and Travis Atwell, “Mr. Football” in 1999 when he passed for 34 touchdowns and ran for 38 touchdowns to add to his career total in his senior season at Hancock County High School.
Barker currently has 48 rushing touchdowns versus 40 passing touchdowns. With five games left on the regular season schedule, it is realistic to think he could reach the 50/50 club before the season ends.