Carson Schirmer and Stephen Verst '21
Prolific Backcourt Duo Hold Eight Individual School Records
|Stephen Verst burst upon the Brossart basketball
scene back in 2010, where as a second grader, he
began winning individual "Camp Champ" titles, and
earned a total of 18 of them by the time he became a
We watched Carson Schirmer play his grade school
career at St. Joseph, Cold Spring and awaited the day
when he and Verst, then grade school rivals, would
team up in Mustang green.
Schirmer had brothers Michael and Austin precede
him as Brossart basketballers. Stephen has left us a
younger brother, Robbie, to carry on his legacy.
Together, despite somewhat star-crossed careers the
two would manage to set eight individual school
records, and Schirmer would become the 19th Player
in Brossart history to join our 1,000 Points Club.
|Carson Schirmer presently holds five school records
20-21 - Most Points Scored In A Game - 45 - March 2, 2001 vs Holy Cross
20-21 - Most Free-Three Throws in a Game - 20 (20 of 23) - March 2, 2001 vs Holy Cross
17-21 - Most Free-Throws Made In A Career - 413
17-21 - Most Free-Throw Attempts In A Career - 574
17-21 - Most Steals In A Career - 199
Stephen Verst presently holds three school records
20-21 - Best Free-throw Shooting Percentage In A Season - 83.5%
17-21 - Best Free-Throw Shooting Percentage in a Career - 81.4
20 - Highest 3-Point Percentage in a Single Game - 6of8 - 75% - 1-23-20 vs Frankfort
|1st Honors student in the classroom.
|We won the 10th Region "A" Championship during their Sophomore and Junior years.
In 2019 of their junior year we won the Henry County Holiday Tournament, defeating ranked South Oldham
in the finals.
| Due to the Covid pandemic which didn't allow our
basketball team to conduct off-season workouts,
Schirmer tried his hand at football. Joining the team late
and playing in only six games, he scored five
touchdowns, and intercepted the pass that clinched the
district top-seed. For his efforts he was named
All-Conference and All-District.
|Stephen Verst would grow to fill
out that Freshman uniform,
expanding from 5'9" - 120
pounds to his senior year
dimensions of 6'2" - 165 pounds.
Schirmer added an inch and 20
| During their careers Carson played in 104 varsity games and
Verst 92, contributing to 72 Mustang victories.
Verst started off his high school career by scoring 29 points in
a Freshman game at Newport, and completed his high school
career by dropping a career-high 32 points on Pendleton
County in the game that ended his career.
On March 2, 2021, in a 86-77 win over Covington Holy Cross,
Carson Schirmer, who I had nicknamed "The Howitzer" on
internet broadcasts, scored 45 points, usurping the old school
record of 43, held since 1970 by Greg Schwegmann, and hit on
20 of 23 free-throws, taking down a school record that had been
held by Ralph Kroger since back in 1981 with 18 - records that
had stood for a combined 91 years. Carson had previously set
the Career Free-Throw Makes School Record before completing
his junior season, which he now holds that stands at 413, and
also the all-time Free-Throw Attempts record which is now 574.
Both over 100 each of the previous record. He is also the
school's steals leader with 199.
Not to be outdone, Verst has left his mark on the program by
setting records for Top Free-Throw Percentage in a Season -
83.5%, and Best Free-Throw Average in a Career at 81.4%.
Stephen set a school standard for best 3-Point Percentage in a
game by hitting 6 of 8 against Frankfort in the All "A" State at
EKU as a junior in January of 2020. Included in his 83.5%
Free-Throw record for a season is a string of 29 consecutive
successful charity tosses.
|Stephen and Carson during
Carson's injury rehab
|Stephen was a perennial 1st-Honors Student
Attended Ky. Governor's Scholars - 2020
|Schirmer was never afraid to mix it up. He played with reckless abandon and a
total disregard for his health and well-being.
During their careers Stephen (41) and Carson (37) took a combined 78 charges.
Schirmer is third only to Nathan Seiter (416) and Curtis Bezold (357) in doling
out 301 career assists. He is the school's career steals leader with 199.
|"Best Friends For Life"
|Above left, Carson's fans wave signs acknowledging his scoring
his 1,000th point. He is also shown posing with the game ball
among his teammates. At left, Stephen and Carson are shown
with Ethan Eilerman, a 1,000 Points Club member, who graduated
in 2020. The trio led the 2019-20 Mustangs to a 25-7 record, where
they won the Crosstown Classic, the Henry County Holiday
Tournament, and the 10th Region All "A" Classic.
During that season, Eilerman was named 10th Region - All Region
- First Team, and Stephen and Carson were 10th Region -
All-Region Honorable Mention.
Amazingly Verst was that team's leading rebounder. Evan
Dennison, the beat writer for the Maysville-Ledger Independent
called Stephen, "the best rebounding guard in the 10th Region."
|If possible I will continue to update this page as they receive additional honors