Canyon receiver makes mark in record book

by Cory Rubin, Staff Writer 18 views0

Canyon High School wide receiver, Drew Wolitarsky surpassed current St. Louis Rams receiver, Steve Smith’s California high school career receiving yards record that he set at Taft of Woodland Hills in 2003.

Wolitarsky, a four-year starter at Canyon High School, came into Friday’s league opener against the Golden Valley Grizzlies needing only 57 yards to break the record. He blew past the record with ease, catching 9 passes for 149 yards and 4 touchdowns against a struggling Golden Valley squad. The record was broken on a 20 yard pass from Cade Apsay along the Golden Valley sideline.

“When I broke [the record], it kind of had to hit me,” Wolitarsky said.  “Honestly I don’t know what to say,  I’m speechless.”  “It just felt like a normal game to me.  I’m going to see my name in the books so it happened.  It’s awesome.”

With at least four games left in his high school career, Wolitarsky has 240 catches for 4,585 yards and 48 touchdowns.

Wolitarsky wasn’t satisfied with just breaking the record. Just a few plays after etching his name in the record books, he made a diving catch in the end zone to cap off the drive. His four trips to the end zone against the Grizzlies doubled his season total so far.

Wolitarsky now focuses on another Steve Smith record with career receptions.  He needs just 31 to surpass that mark with four regular season games remaining.

The 6’3″ 210 pound receiver runs a 4.5 second 40 and bench presses nearly 300 pounds.  He has full football scholarship offers from Minnesota, San Jose State, Arizona, Army, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico State, and San Diego State and figures to receive many more offers by the time signing day comes around on April 1st, 2013.

Wolitarsky and the 4-1-1 Cowboys will take on the 1-5 Saugus Centurions at College of the Canyons on Friday.  Kickoff is at 7:30.

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