North Bend Eagle



2008 football record breakers
Drew Hines, Eric Kavan and Ethan Bauer hold a combined 10 school records

Passing records fall in bunches during '08

by Nathan Arneal
published 11/12/08

The North Bend Central football team put up its first winning record in five years and qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2004 this past season. Along the way, several school records fell.

Quarterback Eric Kavan bettered his own single-game passing record with a 315-yard night against West Point-Beemer. That total, along with four other games of 200 yards or more, helped him break the single season passing yardage record with 1,565 yards. Mike Albert held the previous record with 1,470 yards in 1996. Because Albert’s ‘96 team played only eight games, he still holds the record for most passing yards per game a 183.8 average. Kavan’s threw for 173.8 yards per game this season.

Add in backup quarterback Connor Emanuel’s 25 yards, and NBC set a team passing record with 1,589 passing yards.

Kavan was helped to his records by two of the most prolific pass catchers in North Bend history. Both Drew Hines and Ethan Bauer end their high school playing careers with multiple school records for receiving.
Two games into his senior season, Drew Hines broke Colby Christensen’s 1993 record of 58 catches in a career. Hines ended his Tiger tenure after setting the new career standard at 81 catches. He also shares the record for most catches in a single game with his brother Neil Hines with 10 against Wisner-Pilger his junior year. Drew Hines also had 210 yards receiving in that game to give him three offensive school records in all.

Hines also tied a school record on the defensive side of the ball with three interceptions against West Point-Beemer. That ties him with Steve Settles from 1970 and Rick Limbach from 1979.

It’s probable that Hines holds a fifth school record for his 1,225 career receiving yards, though the Eagle research staff is still checking that one out.

It’s appropriate that Ethan Bauer ends his season with the number 747, much like a Boeing jet. Bauer’s 747 yards receiving smashed the single season record, previously held by Rusty Fittje and his 590 yards in 1996. Bauer also broke a 39-year old record by hauling in 10 touchdown passes, breaking Frank Pollard’s 1969 mark of nine.

Bauer ends his career with 1,114 receiving yards, which is probably second on the all-time chart behind Hines.

Defensively, Tyler Kingston led NBC in tackles for the third straight year. Kingston, who moved from defensive end to defensive tackle during the season, ended his senior campaign with 97 tackles.

The Tigers will face a tall task in restocking the cupboard in 2009 after losing a large senior class this year. In the statistical leaders chart above, only Eli Vosler, Connor Emanuel, Chris O’Connor and Michael Shaw will return to the team next season.

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