The Patriots hosted Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda Thursday, Aug. 31, in nine-man football competition.
The Patriots beat the Coyotes 51-6 in the opening season game.
The Patriots did not waste any time scoring, taking their first drive into the end zone with a nine-yard pass from sophomore Jamin Metzger to junior Jackson Gacke.
Meztger converted on a two-point rush, giving the Patriots an 8-0 lead.
H-BC scored again in the first quarter with a four-yard keeper by Metzger for a touchdown.
Junior Beau Bakken caught a pass from Metzger for the two-point conversion.
The Patriots closed the first quarter leading 16-0.
In the second quarter H-BC scored on a 17-yard rush by Metzger for a TD.
The extra point pass was no good.
The Patriots scored again when sophomore Micah Bush caught a 9-yard pass from Metzger.
Senior Justin Roelfs added two more points running in the two-point conversion.
The Patriots closed the half with a 30-0 lead over HLOF.
In the third quarter H-BC scored once on a 12-yard pass to senior Riley Tatge from Metzger.
The two-point conversion was no good.
In the fourth quarter Bakken scored on an 8-yard run for a TD.
Junior Cameron Allen missed the extra point kick.
HLOF was able to get on the board late in the fourth with a 1-yard TD run but missed on the two-point conversion.
The Patriots closed the scoring when sophomore Mason Shaffner rumbled in on a 65-yard TD run.
Freshman Riggins Rheault ran in the two-point conversion.
The Patriots closed the game with a score of 51-6.
Quarters 1 2 3 4 Final
HLOF 0 0 0 6 6
H-BC 16 14 6 15 51
Team Totals HBC HLOF
First downs 21 13
Penalties/yards 2-10 5-30
H-BC Individual Stats
Passing Cp/Att Yds. TD
Metzger 14/20 192 3
Rushing Yds TD
Bakken 77 1
Shaffner 67 1
Metzger 64 2
Roelfs 10 0
VandenBosch 9 0
Receiving Rec. Yds. TD
Bosch 6 82 0
Tatge 2 47 1
Bush 4 39 1
Gacke 1 9 1
Bakken 1 0 0
Bush 4.5 0
Peterson 0.5 0
Wegener 2 1
Roelfs 2.5 0
Tatge 2.5 1
Bosch 0.5 0
Wallin 2.5 0
Allen 5 0
Kruger 4 0
Susie 2 0
VandenBosch 3.5 0
Leuthold 2 0
Leenderts 1 0
Shimp 2 0
Rheault 2.5 0
Gacke 1.5 0
Bakken 1 1
Bartels 1.5 0
Shaffner 4 0
Klosterbuer 1 0
Rex Metzger gets 100th career varsity win
The game marked head coach Rex Metzger’s 100th career varsity win.
He was honored with a game ball by his team and a standing ovation by those attending the game.
His wife, Erin, and three sons, Brodie, Brooks and Briggs, were there to help him celebrate the occasion.
Metzger said, “H-BC football has a rich tradition, and when I took over in 2010 for Dan Ellingson, I just tried to keep things rolling.”
When asked what’s the best part of reaching the 100th win, Metzger said, “Probably the best part of reaching 100 wins was the former players that reached out to congratulate me. I’m pretty lucky to have the assistant coaches that I have. They are all former H-BC guys and have been with me on staff most of the way.”
Metzger’s first win was against Janesville-Waldorf Pemberton back in the first game of the season in 2010.
Metzger said one season that really stands out in his mind was the football season when Trenton Bass got hurt.
“That was a tough year for everyone,” Metzger said.
“I think about Trenton and the guys on that team all the time. Trenton is such a great kid, and the guys on that team like Luke LaRock and Easton Harnack have told the story about that night to numerous groups of people and have had such an impact in our community and surrounding communities about their faith and their journey.”