The 6-foot-5 left-hander from Brookwood School in Thomasville passed for a state-record 698 yards and a record-tying nine touchdowns in a 59-56 victory over Deerfield-Windsor.
“Rodge did a tremendous job of getting the ball to the right guy at the right time,” Brookwood coach Shane Boggs said.
Waldrop’s favorite receiver was Rex Schofill, who caught 25 passes for 369 yards, both totals also believed to be state records.
The Georgia High School Football Historians Association does not track GIAA records, but the highest single-game passing total it has for a GHSA player is 595 from Lee County’s Justin Walker in 2010. Ed Staten of North Whitfield passed for nine touchdowns in a 1962 game.
The most receiving yards on record is 322 by Decatur’s Terryon Robinson in 2011.
Waldrop is GHSF Daily’s Player of the Week. The award, sponsored by Sports Turf, will be presented to Waldrop at his school Wednesday.