Iowa high school football teams score a combined 202 points in 8-man playoff shootout

St. Mary's, Remsen scored 108 points on Thursday to squeak by Montezuma (which put up 94 points) while both teams set an Iowa high school football single-game scoring record. (Iowa High School Athletics Association / Twitter)

Looking at the box score, you would probably think two Iowa schools were involved in a high-scoring, fast-paced high school basketball games. But, you'd be wrong.

Instead, the two teams were facing off in what turned out to be a record-setting eight-man football game.

According to the Iowa High School Athletics Association, St. Mary's, Remsen's 108-94 semi-finals win over Montezuma set a record for the highest combined total points in Iowa high school football history at 202.

Despite the huge point totals, St. Mary's only passed for 144 yards to Montezuma's whopping 744 yards in the air, with most of those yards coming from QB Eddie Burgess -- who also threw for nine touchdowns.

But, St. Mary's quarterback proved to be a seemingly unstoppable dual threat. Blaine Harpenau threw for just 134 yards but scored four touchdowns in the air and four more on the ground. He also rushed for an astounding 354 yards on 40 carries (an 8.9 yard per carry average).

Unsurprisingly, Harpenau was named the player of the game.

In the end, along with 200-plus points, both teams finished just short of a combined 1,500 total yards (1,497).

St. Mary's, Remsen will now advance to state eight-player finals next week to take on the winner of Don Bosco, Gilbertville versus Fremont-Mills, Tabor.