Yellowjacket Nick Rooney breaks two school records


Photo credit: Emmy Miller

Nick Rooney, a freshman from Minnetonka, broke two school football records Saturday, Sept. 27, during the home game against MSCTC.

Rooney was 19-34 on the day for 456 yards and seven touchdowns. The old school record of 418 yards was set in 2002 by Brandon Huewe. Rooney’s seven touchdown passes broke the 1992 record of five by Ryan Kelly. Rooney had tied the five record earlier in the year against Mesabi Range.

“Nick does a great job of anticipating what the defense is going to do and gets the ball into the hands of his athletes on the field. His accuracy and quick decision making were on display Saturday against Fergus Falls, and it was a lot of fun to watch, said Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers Coach Rob Neumann.

Rooney has 21 touchdown passes on the season, which is seven short of the season total school record set in 2011 in Kramer Berg. There are two regular season games to go, so Rooney has a chance to tie or break the record.

It was a big day for offense overall last Saturday. Wide receiver Marley Allison had four receptions for 182 yards and three of the Rooney touchdown tosses. Patrick Bolton added five receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown, while Camren Dearing caught two touchdown passes of his own. Tanner Menke added the other receiving touchdown and made a couple tackles on defense and punting.

The Yellowjackets are on the road Saturday, Oct. 4, playing at Minnesota West Community and Technical College at 1:30 p.m. The following week is bye week, then the Yellowjackets play their final home game on Saturday, Oct. 18 against Fond du Lac at 1:30 p.m.

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