Ferguson sets sights on records

Tuesday, October 5, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:48 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

Michael Ferguson has a chance to make history this week. But he has been there before.

Ferguson is within one goal of the Rock Bridge school record of 28. That record was set in 1993 by Kevin Brooks and equaled by Ferguson last season. His 61 points (27 goals, 7 assists) are two shy of the mark Brooks set in 1993. Ferguson fell one point short last year.

Should Ferguson score tonight against Helias, he would tie both records. Two assists would also tie the points record. He has scored 2 1/2 goals per game at Cosmopolitan Park, where the Bruins face the Crusaders tonight and Blue Springs South on Thursday.

Ferguson has the advantage of drawing on last year’s experience as he looks to break the record.

“I felt a little bit of pressure (last season),” he said. “I’d forget about it and then walk by someone in the hallway and they’d say, ‘Hey, Ferguson, are you going to break the record tonight?’ There’s not much you can say to that.”

With seven games left in the regular season, it appears inevitable that Ferguson will break both records. If he doesn’t, though, it won’t detract from the success Ferguson is enjoying with his teammates.

“We’re still having a great season,” he said. “If I don’t set it, I’ll be disappointed, especially with seven games left. But, I mean, it happens.”

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