Passing records fall as Cyclones top Tigers 58-30
ADEL (Oct. 8) -- On a night full of good, bad and ugly, Harlan Community quarterback Teagon Kasperbauer was the top gunslinger in Adel.
Kasperbauer set a pair of single-game school records on Friday, passing for 432 yards and seven touchdowns as the top-ranked (3A) Cyclones jumped out to a 24-0 lead and outscored Adel-DeSoto-Minburn 58-30 in a District 6 shootout for sole possession of first place.
Kasperbauer’s seven TD passes accounted for 261 of his yards and broke Joel Osborn’s record of six scoring tosses accomplished twice in 2003. The previous single-game mark of 416 passing yards was set by Preston Mulligan in 2018 vs. Glenwood.
The Cyclones improved to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in district play while No. 9 ADM dropped to 5-2 and 2-1, respectively.
“I tell you what - it’s an honor,” Kasperbauer said. “We’ve got some athletes out there... Joey, Aidan, Frame - they’re all great receivers. Birch - he’s awesome too,” Kasperbauer said. “The line stepped up big. They gave me plenty of time to make plays and rely on my receivers.”
HCHS seniors Joey Moser (six catches, 146 yards) and Connor Frame (4-114), as well as junior Aidan Hall (2-114), all surpassed 100 yards receiving as vertical deep routes were utilized often against the Tigers’ outmatched secondary.
It was probably only a matter of time until Kasperbauer had a night such as this. In the previous two games combined, he completed 12-of-15 passes for 402 yards in less than four quarters on the field. Playing the whole game on Friday, he finished 15-of-25 (no interceptions) for an average of 28.8 yards per completion. And the passing total could have been higher if not for a handful of drops.
The seven touchdown passes covered 11, 72 and 3 yards to Frame, 54 and 60 yards to Hall, 39 yards to Moser and 22 yards to Birch.
But it wasn’t all good times and touchdown celebrations for the Cyclones.
ADM’s potent offense was able to hit at least six plays for 15 yards or more and its 30 points were the most allowed by Harlan this season. The Tigers also had a 66-yard kickoff return and blocked an extra point kick on special teams.
The biggest area of consternation for HCHS head coach Todd Bladt, though, was his team’s 14 penalties for 145 yards. A few of the infractions were highly questionable - including three pass interference calls - but HCHS was also flagged for two dead ball unsportsmanlike conduct penalties and several pre-snap penalties.
By the end, a frustrated Bladt was glad to see the clock hit 0:00, noting that the Cyclones need to play cleaner and more disciplined football.
“We had  penalties... You can disagree with them or whatever, but they happened and you’ve got to move on and get by it," he said. I don’t think our guys did a very good job of moving on and just playing football.
“We did some good things, but we’re going to have to get better. This team (has) got eyes on the big prize, and if you want that we’re going to have to play a lot better than we did tonight."
Full story in Oct. 12 Harlan Tribune
Harlan Community 58, ADM 30
HCHS: Connor Frame 11-yd. pass from Teagon Kasperbauer (Stephen Leinen kick) - 1st qt., 10:02.
HCHS: Aidan Hall 54-yd. pass from Kasperbauer (Leinen kick) - 1st qt., 8:15.
HCHS: Leinen 38-yd. FG - 2nd qt., 11:22.
HCHS: Frame 72-yd. pass from Kasperbauer (Leinen kick) - 2nd qt., 8:17.
ADM: Brevin Doll 3-yd. run (Vince Benetti pass from Matt Dufoe) - 2nd qt., 5:23.
HCHS: Joey Moser 39-yd. pass from Kasperbauer (Leinen kick) - 2nd qt., 3:26.
ADM: Benetti 20-yd. pass from Dufoe (Sam Holloway kick) - 2nd qt., 1:14.
HCHS: Hall 60-yd. pass from Kasperbauer (Leinen kick) - 3rd qt., 6:02.
HCHS: Frame 3-yd. pass from Kasperbauer (kick blocked) - 4th qt., 11:54.
ADM: Doll 2-yd. run (Lucas Ray pass from Dufoe) - 4th qt., 9:31.
HCHS: Frame 49-yd. onside kickoff return (Leinen kick) - 4th qt., 9:28.
HCHS: Jacob Birch 22-yd. pass from Kasperbauer (Leinen kick) - 4th qt., 4:19.
ADM: Dufoe 1-yd. run (Holloway kick) - 4th qt., 0:43.
14 First Downs 21
20-85 Rush att.-Yards 48-141
432 Passing Yards 243
517 Total Yards 384
15-25-0 Comp.-Att.-Int. 16-32-2
0-0 Fumbles-lost 1-0
2-40.0 Punts-avg. 5-41.2
14-145 Penalties-yards 7-69
Harlan Community Individual Stat Leaders
Rushing -- William Kenkel 8-49, Aidan Hall 7-37. Passing -- Teagon Kasperbauer 15-25-0, 432. Receiving -- Joey Moser 6-146, Connor Frame 4-114, Hall 2-114, Jacob Birch 2-57.
Kickoff returns -- Frame 1-49 (TD), Moser 2-44.
Punting -- Stephen Leinen 2-80 (40.0). Kickoffs -- Leinen 10-595 (59.5), 8 TB. Field goals -- Leinen 1-1 (38).
Tackles -- Jameson Bieker 3s/11a, Lucas Stanley 4s/7a, Garrett Assmann 2s/8a, Joseph Fah 4s/5a, Zane Bendorf 3s/4a, Wil Neuharth 3s/3a, Ashton Lyon 4s/1a, Franz Reisz 2s/3a, Alex Monson 2s/2a, Brad Curren 1s/3a.
Tackles for loss -- Assmann 2s/0a, Bieker 1s/1a, Stanley 1s/0a, Monson 1s/0a, Matt Schwery 0s/1a. QB Sacks -- Assmann 2s/0a, Bieker 1s/1a, Stanley 1s/0a, Schwery 0s/1a.
Interceptions-return yards -- Hall 1-10, Frame 1-1.
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