How's this for an all-in-the-family connection? East Chapel Hill High's Bill Renner coaches quarterback Drew Davis, whose father, Butch, used to coach at UNC, where Bryn Renner (Bill's son) is now the starting quarterback for the Tar Heels.
Got all that?
If you didn't, no worries because here's all you really need to know: Drew Davis is a passing machine.
The East Chapel Hill senior has put up insane numbers through five games this season, setting several state and school records along the way. Two weeks ago, Davis set the state mark for completions in a game, going 43-for-60 for 362 yards and five touchdowns. But last week's outcome was even sweeter. The senior led the Wildcats to their first victory of the season, a 62-49 win against Jordan. The Wildcats' 62 points were a school record and Davis' 486 yards (to go with five more scores) ranks eighth all time in the state record book.
As this insightful feature written by the News & Observer points out, Davis' big numbers are a byproduct of Renner's system, which he used at Virginia's West Springfield to help his son Bryn throw for more than 6,000 yards in two seasons. (If you want to connect some more dots, West Springfield was actually one of my high school rivals during my Northern Virginia days. Big ups to W.T. Woodson!)
But a system doesn't always make a great quarterback, which is where Davis' athleticism comes in. I won't spoil the whole feature (which also touches on Davis' involvement in the UNC football scandal), but let's just say his 1,902 yards and 17 scores this season are no fluke.
Brandon Parker covers North Carolina for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.