Jones already holds the state's career completion record with 668 through Friday's game, the single season record for completions with 287, and the single game record for completions with 42, both set in the 2006 season.
James Vandenberg of Keokuk, a freshman at the University of Iowa this fall, held the career passing yards mark with 7,701 yards. Jones broke the record last year, but it was regained by Vandenberg after Keokuk played four additional games by earning a spot in the 2007 playoffs and then ran the table to win the Class 3A championship.
Jones, throwing the ball less this year under new coaches Neil Phipps and Kurt Reynolds, totalled 7,236 yards passing in three years of play in the pass-oriented offense of former coach Tony Napierala.
He had passed for 412 yards in the Braves' first two games this season, as the Cherokee offense combined a mix of a running game and the spread offense, a 5-receiver offense so prevalent today in college and many high schools throughout the nation.
7,789 Tyler Jones, Cherokee, 2005 -- 07 (senior in 08)
7,701 James Vandenberg, Keokuk, 2005 -- 2007
7,259 Tyler Peschong, Marshalltown, 2005-2007
6,813 Matt Sherman, Saint Ansgar, 1989-92