UNION CITY – Two Mississinawa Valley varsity football records recently fell in a Blackhawks 36-31 win over National Trail and a 55-20 victory over Twin Valley South.
Hawks senior quarterback Cody Dirksen set a new school passing record throwing for 318 yards in the teams win over National Trail.
Dirksen, a four year starter at middle linebacker on the defensive side of the ball set the passing record in his first season as the team’s starting quarterback.
“This is my first year starting on offense as quarterback,” said Dirksen. “Last year I started on and off as a wide receiver and all four years I have been starting on defense.”
“This is one of the biggest things that I have accomplished,” Dirksen stated, “but I couldn’t have done it without all my receivers and everyone else because I could throw the ball a million times and if they don’t catch it I’m not going to do anything, so it really goes to the receivers and them being able to catch the ball in the game.”
Blake Scholl recorded the Blackhawks longest touchdown fumble recovery rambling 55 yards in the team’s lopsided win over Twin Valley South.
“I had one guy I had to get around, but that was it,” said Scholl. “Other than that it was green grass.”
“It means a lot to me but I think it means more to my teammates because they helped me get that,” Scholl added. “Josh Fett picked up a pretty good block for me and without him I don’t know if I could have got it because I had to go through two guys.”
“The one that Cody broke is also a team record with the 318 yards,” noted Mississinawa Valley Athletic Director MacKenzie Dirmeyer. “The boys only need 588 yards to break the most passing yards in a season and we have four games left, so I think they can do it. We have eight seniors this year in football and we are looking forward to these last four games.”
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