Blue Valley North grad Mertz breaks records at All-American Bowl

Nov, 24, 2018; Emporia, Kansas, USA; The Derby Panthers played OP Blue Valley North for the 6A State Championship in Emporia, Kansas. ©Kelly Ross

SAN ANTONIO, TX. (KWCH) -- It only took one half of football for Graham Mertz to break the All-American Bowl record for touchdown passes in a game, with three.

The Blue Valley North early graduate later completed 7-of-14 passes for 188 yards with a record five touchdowns and no interceptions.

He was a no-brainer MVP, and subsequently earned the honor with two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, as his East team romped West 48-14.

Mertz is coming off of a state championship appearance in KSHSAA Class 6A, in which he and the Mustangs lost to Derby. They won the previous year matchup the same opponent.

He will enroll this spring at Wisconsin as a quarterback of the Badgers.

Wichita Northwest running back Breece Hall finished with two catches and no touchdowns for team West. Hall will enroll early this spring at Iowa State University.