Patrick McRaney ready to add to his record setting season at St. Stanislaus


Patrick McRaney established a new single-season scoring record at St. Stanislaus.

He has 194 points surpassing the 1941 record of the legendary Doc Blanchard who held the mark for 73 years.

In 1941 Doc was 6-1, 210 pounds, bigger than most lineman at the time and could run like the wind. He went on to win the Heisman Trophy at Army in 1945.

McRaney is 5-8, 180 pounds soaking wet. Entering Saturday's 4A championship game, McRaney has 1,003 yards rushing with 12 touchdowns. He has snagged 61 passes for 827 yards and 8 touchdowns. As the St. Stanislaus special teams kicker Patrick has added 72 points.

That's 194 points in 2014.

McRaney said, "It's an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as Doc Blanchard because he's a Heisman winner and he set many records here. And he did that in a much shorter season, but it's still an honor to break it."

Patrick plays baseball and soccer and was a member of the Rockachaws 2013 Class 4A State Soccer Championship team.

His dad, Stace McRaney is the St. Stanisalus Rockachaws athletic director. I covered Stace when he was a kicker at Bay High in 1985.

Stace McRaney said, "You only get one chance to do this in high school where most kids are not going to play after high school. Some will, who knows, but to be able to play all these sports at a high level here at St. Stanislaus will give him some great memories to look back on."

Patrick McRaney had some big shoes to fill and he's done it....he's now hoping to help St. Stanislaus bring the 4A State Trophy
back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.


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