Dome-inatingMINNEAPOLIS — Edgerton/Ellsworth quarterback Isaac Heard should probably send the Minnesota Vikings his resume because he has arguably played better at the Metrodome this year than any other quarterback, whether it be pro or high school.
MINNEAPOLIS — Edgerton/Ellsworth quarterback Isaac Heard should probably send the Minnesota Vikings his resume because he has arguably played better at the Metrodome this year than any other quarterback, whether it be pro or high school.
With the Dome turf at his feet in the semifinals and the finals of the Class 9-man state tournament, Heard threw for 660 yards and seven touchdowns on 40-of-50 passing with just one interception.
“It’s really easy when you have the offensive line and receivers we have,” Heard said. “When you have six or seven seconds in the pocket and receivers are still running their routes, it makes my job pretty easy.”
In E/E’s 36-28 victory over Wheaton/Herman-Norcross, Heard entered the Prep Bowl record books. After a 73-yard touchdown pass to Devin Hulstein, Heard passed Waterville-Elysian-Morristown’s Cory Hackett for the most passing yards thrown at the Prep Bowl. The pass to Hulstein gave Heard 357 yards passing, putting him ahead of Hackett, who threw for 344 yards in 1999.
Heard would finish with 368 yards through the air, but there was only one record Heard really cared about.
“That record doesn’t really mean anything to me,” Heard said. “The only real thing that matters is that we won.
“I’m happy to get the record, but the only record I care about is 14-0.”
Based on the game plan for E/E, head coach Andrew Fleischman wasn’t too surprised by the record-breaking performance.
“We joked about it in practice, but we knew it was possible because we weren’t going to run a bunch of dives at them,” Fleischman said. “I thought we might throw the ball around a little bit today and luckily for us we were very, very efficient in the passing game.
“No one works harder than Isaac. I’m proud of him.”