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Gardner's Great Football Career Comes To An End For The Commodores
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One of the all-time great football players at Perry, Plummie Gardner, had his career come to a sudden end last Friday in a 45-7 loss to Riverside. The Commodores have two games remaining on the season (Hardin Northern and Ft. Loramie).
Perry Head Coach Herb LaneUnfortunately he was hurt on the scoring run (vs. Riverside). He had been battling a suspected meniscus tear for a few weeks but we felt it's time to shut him down and get an MRI to get it repaired. He's a All District basketball player as well so we don't want him to miss too much of his senior hoops season.
STATS from MaxPreps
Gardner was having a tremendous Senior season, in part to his favorite target 6'4 Senior Kobe Glover, who was playing his first season on the Perry football team. Glover has over 40 catches and 700 yards of Gardner's 1,800 total yards passing.
Lane, who is a 1990 graduate of Perry, has coached in many different Commodore programs has seen many of Perry's best.
He's a phenomenal kid in addition to a darn good football player.
You were right in your assessment of a school doesn't get a player like Plummie too often. I've been around Perry all my life and the last one I remember would be Demond Cash who graduated in 91 and went on to play at the Air Force Academy.
Plummie was put in for an injured player a couple games into his freshman year and no one has been able to take him out of that spot. He's a great leader and makes tremendous decisions. I don't know too many kids at 165 pounds that can throw the ball with the velocity he puts on it. We have seen him make throws of 50+ yards while rolling out with great accuracy. Definitely a guy that will be missed.
Gardner, who has 6.150 yards passing just misses being listed in the Top QB's in Ohio history.
OHSAA All-Time Career Leading PassersYards Passing, Career (minimum 7,000)
18,932 - Maty Mauk, Kenton (2008-2011) 17,364 - Benjamin Mauk, Kenton (1999-2002) 12,005 - Parker Carmichael, Wooster Triway (2011-2014) 11,428 - Joe Burrow, The Plains Athens (2012-2014) 11,174 - Zac Dysert, Ada (2004-2007) 11,038 - Ryan Radcliff, Sherwood Fairview (2004-2007) 10,895 - Grant Sherman, Kenton (2010-2013) 10,500 - Justin Zwick, Orrville (1998-1999) & Massillon Washington (2000-2001) 10,303 - Dusty Aldrich, McComb (1998-2001) 9,647 - Nathan Mays, Urbana (2011-2014) 9,094 - Jeff Polley, Bellevue (2000-2002) 8,744 - Percival Garner, Dover (2004-2006) 8,632 - Colby Speice, Haviland Wayne Trace (2010-2013) 8,580 - Jared Rettig, Millbury Lake High School (2011-2014) 8,502 - Austin Bruns, Coldwater (2010-2012) 8,463 - Braden Billger, Celina (2010-2012) 8,453 - Jacob Harrison, Dayton Chaminade Julienne (2012-2014), Centerville (2015) 8,415 - Josh Nixon, Minster (2013-2015) 8,388 - George Gresko, Eastlake North (2008-2011) 8,386 - Bryan Cupito, Cincinnati Archbishop McNicholas (1998-2001) 8,344 - Hunter Wells, Navarre Fairless (2010-2013) 8,137 - Jack Rafferty, Columbus St. Charles (2001-2002) and Dublin Coffman (2003) 8,088 - Tyler Walter, Sugarcreek Garaway (2010-2012) 7,938 - Nate Davis, Bellaire (2002-2005) 7,848 - Marcus Fuller, Ashland (2008-2010) 7,824 - Aaron Craft, Findlay Liberty-Benton (2006-2008) 7,819 - Jon Brown, Westlake (2002-2004) 7,770 - Tyler O'Connor, Lima Central Catholic (2008-2011) 7,607 - Derik Swinderman, Dover (2009-2011) 7,403 - Jesse Slone, Oak Hill (2007-2010) 7,288 - Garrett Griffin, National Trail (2012-2014) 7,260 - Tim Hiller, Orrville (2001-2004) 7,221 - Konnor Baker, Ada (2009-2011) 7,170 - Britton Crates, Kenton (1990-1992) 7,136 - Deeb Haber, Olentangy (2013-2015) 7,122 - Dusty Bergman, Sherwood Fairview (1999-2002) 7,074 - Devyn Wood, Mt. Orab Western Brown (2010-2013) 7,056 - Nick Rightnowar, Toledo Christian (2007-2010) 7,037 - Stephen Borgman, Pepper Pike Orange (2012-2014) 7,027 - Scott McMullen, Granville (1995-1998) 7,021 - Todd Boeckman, St. Henry (1999-2002)
1991 Ohio High School Regional Championship basketball game. Last second shot by Jill Froning for unranked Celina wins the game over Ohio's #1 rated Pickerington (were also rated in USA Today Top 5)...Celina went on to win the Ohio D1 State Championsip game. Game was played at Bellefontaine HS, Dave Schmidt doing the play-by-by for Celina Cable TV.