HAWARDEN, Iowa (KTIV) – 110. That’s the number of touchdown passes West Sioux quarterback Hunter Dekkers has thrown in his high school career. That number, which will continue to grow, also sits at the top of the Iowa state record book. Dekkers threw five touchdown passes in the Falcons win over Sibley-Ocheyedan Friday night, vaulting the Iowa State commit over the previous record of 108.
“I really didn’t think too much about it,” said Dekkers. “I was so focused on the game that I didn’t think to much about it.”
“To be honest with you, I didn’t even know he did it,” said Head Coach Ryan Schwiesow. “I knew he was going to be close and he’d have a chance of getting it that game but you get so into the coaching and that part of it that I didn’t really realize it until somebody said it to me on the headset.”
Dekkers may not have thought about it during the game but now that he’s had time to process it, he knows he couldn’t have done it without his teammates over the years.
“It means a lot,” said Dekkers. “Not just for me but also teammates and coaches just because I wouldn’t be able to do it without them. Not just this year but also the years past.”
“It’s a great honor for Hunter,” said Schwiesow. “I’m glad he got it. I wish he would have done it at home just in front of the home crowd but that’s the way it goes. It’s a great honor for him and the team.”
Senior wide receiver Kade Lynott has been on the receiving end of many of Dekkers touchdown passes. He’s glad he’s been able to be a part of setting the record.
“It’s amazing,” said Lynott. “I think he knew when he first started that he wanted one of those records and he’s got a lot more records to break and I know when I can just run he can hit me on the money.”
Another record is within reach. Dekkers is just 376 yards away from breaking the Iowa State record for passing yards in a career.