HAWARDEN, IA (KTIV) – When you think about West Sioux football, the first name that probably comes to mind is quarterback and Iowa State Commit, Hunter Dekkers. But another name you should know is Kade Lynott. The senior receiver is off to a record breaking start to the season.
“Kade’s a great athlete as well,” said Head Coach Ryan Schwiesow. “He can stretch the field for you vertically and horizontally. We move him around a lot in our offense. We try to hide him in different spots and get him that single coverage.”
Lynott recorded 12 catches for 342 yards in West Sioux’s week two win over Central Lyon/ George-Little Rock, breaking the Iowa state record for receiving yards in a game. Performances like that earn high praise from your quarterback.
“Kade, in my opinion, is the best receiver in the state,” said Dekkers. “He’s fast, he’s quick, he catches the ball over anything. He’s, in my opinion the best receiver to throw to.”
Through two games this season, Lynott has 18 catches, 511 yards, and six touchdowns. Pretty good for a kid who grew up playing running back.
“I played running back my entire life,” said Lynott. “Once I got to high school, my brother Jake was playing running back so then I had to transition to wide receiver which is goes real easy when you got Hunter there at quarterback.”
Older brother Jake Lynott had a great career in a Falcon uniform as well. In his senior season in 2017, he ran for 2600 yards and 36 touchdowns, helping West Sioux win the first of back to back state titles. Seeing his brother have all that success motivated Kade to try and be even better.
“He grew up, he was the golden child,” said Lynott. “That’s what my family always called him. It always gave me someone to chase and he helped us out a lot. I thought it was pretty cool but now I think I’ve grown into it. So I don’t think he’s the golden child anymore.”
The state record for receiving yards in a season is 1,602. If Lynott continues at his current season pace, he will shatter that mark. But there’s a lot of football left to be played.
In Hawarden, Iowa, Devin Reiners, KTIV SportsFource.