Grand Marais, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Cook County senior running back Peter Warren set a new Minnesota state record on Tuesday night for points scored in a single game, and he also tied the state record for most rushing touchdowns in a single game.
Warren scored 52 points for the Vikings in a 70-6 win over Cass Lake-Bena, scoring eight touchdowns and converting on a pair of two-point conversions for Cook County.
The previous record for most points in a game was 50, set in 2006 by DeAngelo Brackins of International Falls. Esko's Max Reinertsen was third with a 46-point performance coming in 2010.
The eight rushing touchdowns techincally tie the state record, but the MSHSL website says the current record-holder may have had either a receiving or return score count toward his total.
Jerry Simonson was the official leader with eight rushing touchdowns, that performance coming in 1966. After him, there are seven players in state history with seven rushing touchdowns in a single game, including Reinertsen.