McKinney Boyd senior quarterback Curtis Ladd moved up the ladder in Bronco football history earlier this month, moving into second-place in career passing yards with 2, 521 yards.
The record-breaking game occurred Sep. 4 during a 49-24 loss to Coppell. Ladd went 18-for-45 passing for 246 yards, and his 45 attempts are the third-most passing attempts in a single game in Boyd history.
Ladd said it “feels good” to be alone in second place, joining players like Jonovan Griffin and other he watched growing up in McKinney.
Griffin holds in the No. 1 spot in passing yards for a career with 4,479 yards in three years as a starter. Ladd surpassed Daryn Alves, a two-year starter from 2007-’08 who threw for 2,233 yards. The Boyd football program came into existence in 2006 when the school opened.
Bronco coach Don Drake said he has been very impressed with Ladd this year, especially his poise in the pocket and decision making against a high level of competition.
“We’ve got a chance to do some really good things offensively,” Drake said.
Drake said the biggest improvement he’s noticed in Ladd is his improved understanding of the offense he shows each year.
He said Ladd showed talent as a sophomore but was young and inexperienced, saying his understanding of the offense was “very, very minute.”
Now as a senior, he said he knows when to tuck and run with the ball, throw it away or make a smart throw, which in turn helps the flow of the offense.
“He’s playing a senior leader should in that position,” Drake said.
Ladd said every year he has become more and more confident, remembering back to when he made the “big jump” from freshman football to varsity as a sophomore.
He said he and the offense are “putting it all together” this year and it shows on the field.
Last week against Garland, Ladd went 11-18 for 200 and two touchdowns. On the season, Ladd has thrown for 601 yards and two touchdowns.
Ladd also surpassed 3,000 total yards for his career, with 1,052 rushing yards to go along with his 2,503 passing yards.