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Eric Kavan throws against Wi-Pi
Eric Kavan rolls out looking to throw against Wisner-Pilger as teammate Jesse Sindelar blocks. Kavan set a school record for passing yards in the game.

Kavan, Hines break NBC passing records

by Nathan Arneal
published 10/24/07

A pair of NBC juniors racked up some historical numbers during North Bend’s 19-14 win over Wisner-Pilger Friday night [Oct. 19, 2007].

Drew Hines’ 10 catches against the Gators ties the school record set by his brother Neil. Neil Hines was also a junior when he set the mark against West Point during the 2000 football season. Neil also set the individual school record for single-game receiving yardage during that game with 184 yards.

Drew Hines

Eric KavanKavan

Friday night his younger brother eclipsed that mark with 210 receiving yards.

Quarterback Eric Kavan passed for 295 yards Friday, also believed to be a school record. NBC did not have a single-game passing yardage record in the books, but the Eagle research department believes the old school record was the 266 yards Tate Johnson threw for last year in the 2006 opener against Logan View.

Before that the record was held by Mike Albert, who threw for 249 yards on two occasions during his senior season in 1996. One of those performances was also against Wisner-Pilger, with the other coming against Lyons-Decatur.

Kavan, who had been splitting time at quarterback with senior Nick Lodl in recent games, said the Tigers’ patience during the first half of Friday’s game set up the big plays which came in the second half.

“They were biting on the short stuff because we had thrown short the whole first half,” Kavan said. “Their corners were just sitting there and Drew ran past them and was wide open.”

Coach Rick Watson said Kavan did a good job of putting his receivers in position to make plays during his 17-for-30 passing performance.

“We’ve been working with Eric and his passing and trying to get rid of the ball quicker,” Watson said. “Tonight he did a great job of getting the ball to people and letting the kids do their thing once they caught the ball.”

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