IHSAA News Release

September 22, 2011

For the second time this month, an Indiana high school football player has put himself in the national record book.

Senior linebacker Tyler Szczecina of Lake Central High School has returned four interceptions for touchdowns in the last three games to tie the national record for most in a season.

According to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Record Book, Szczecina shares the 11-on-11 mark with Mike Galliger of West Central (SD) in 2007 and Jacob Edelman of Standwood North Cedar (Iowa) in 2009 (confirmed by NFHS, but not yet listed).

Szczecina returned two interceptions – one for 47 yards, the other for 25 yards – against Portage on Sept. 2, another for 25 yards against Crown Point on Sept. 9 and his fourth, an 18-yard return, at LaPorte on Sept. 16. He also leads the Class 5A, No. 8 Indians (5-0) with 53 tackles including eight for loss. Lake Central hosts Michigan City on Friday.

The record may be referenced on page 100 of the NFHS Record Book here.

On Sept. 2, South Bend Washington senior wide receiver Gehrig Dieter hauled in a national record 437 yards (12 receptions, 3 TD) in the Panthers’ victory over Elkhart Central. Dieter's total surpassed the 421 yards amassed by J.D. Felice of Rose Bud (AR), in 2008.


The pairings for the 18th Annual IHSAA Boys and Girls Soccer State Tournaments will be announced via webstream on IHSAAtv.org on Monday (Sept. 26) beginning at 7 pm ET / 6 pm CT. Greg Rakestraw of Hometown Sports Indiana will host the show.

The IHSAA news release and pairings will be posted to the ihsaa.org website and emailed to news media and member schools shortly after the conclusion of the webstream (approximately 8 pm ET / 7 pm CT).


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