Bishop Miege’s air raid offensive attack looks ready for another state championship run. Scoring seven touchdowns on the first seven possessions, the Stags left no doubt they wanted to make a statement against Mill Valley with the 64-21 victory.
“This was our last EKL game we were going to play this year. We had a lot at stake,” Bishop Miege coach Jon Holmes said. “We wanted to be 5-1 going into our district. The kids came out fast, and we’re proud of their effort. They did everything they were asked, and they made some plays.”
The star of the night was Landry Weber who impressed with four big TD catches. He might have clinched the highlight of the season for the Stags on his fourth one, too. Weber reached back with his left hand and brought it in for an impressive one-handed catch.
“I just saw that ball behind me, stuck my hand out and hoped I would catch it,” Weber said with a smile. “I’m glad it stuck, I just try to get in the end zone after that.”
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Throughout 2016, Weber continues to show why he’s another offensive threat to worry about.
“He’s been special for our offense,” Holmes said. “That’s the one thing we needed. Teams know we have (Jafar) Armstrong and now when they bring a safety over and Landry’s running right down the middle of the field, he makes those guys pay for that mistake.”
Miege’s experienced signal-caller Carter Putz showed his usual poise in the pocket throwing five touchdowns. He spread around the targets and managed the run option with the running game well.
“We put a lot on Carter this week,” Holmes said. “Making reads, making checks, throwing to the right guy. We knew we were going to get a lot of man coverage and we just told our guys to win routes, and they were able to do that.”
Putz connected with Missouri commit Armstrong for a 27-yard score in the first half where he muscled his way into the end zone.
Bishop Miege also managed to get its young running backs involved in the mix. Ta’Von Tusa, Cameron Clark and Brison Cobbins all scored touchdowns.
Now after Miege’s massive statement, they move onto their task at hand every fall: winning the 4A state championship.
Mill Valley ends a brutal three-game conference stretch in which it faced Blue Valley, St. Thomas Aquinas and Bishop Miege. The Jaguars will now have a chance to regroup and make a run at the 5A playoffs once again.