Another record-breaking weekend for Rooney

Photo Credit: Emmy Miller

RCTC Football player Nick Rooney broke his own record this past Saturday in the 63-13 win over Minnesota West.

Rooney threw for 569 yards, which is “borderline ridiculous” according to Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterback Coach Rob Neumann.

Rooney’s final stat line was 36-53, 569 yards and seven touchdowns. He tied his own record set last week with the seven TDs.

For the season, Rooney is 129-209 for a 61.7% completion rate, for 2144 yards and 28 touchdowns. He averaged 357.3 yards per game.

“Nick’s accuracy and quick decision making were once again on display on Saturday in our game against Minnesota West. He has a knack for putting the ball in the perfect spot for our wide receivers to catch and run with it, which makes our offense very dangerous,” said Neumann.

“569 passing yards? Those are video game numbers. It’s been a lot of fun to watch this year.”

Rooney has already tied the school record for 28 touchdown passes in a season in just six games. The upcoming game on Oct. 18 against Fond du Lac will give him the chance to break that record as well.

It was a big game for Yellowjackets Patrick Bolton and Marley Allison as well. Bolton had 10 catches for 207 yards and three touchdowns. He may break the school record for both receptions in a season and receiving touchdowns.

Allison had 12 catches for 179 yards and two touchdowns. Tanner Menke added the other two touchdown receptions.

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