WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Vikings Dane Andrews is now the owner of the single game touchdown record at West Vigo high school. He threw seven touchdowns in a win over Crawfordsville last Friday night, eclipsing the record of six held by Dennis “Butch” Leek. That record stood for 49 years. “Well my freshman year Dennis Leek came in and talked to us and he said he hoped somebody would beat the record and ever since then it was my goal so it’s finally it feels good to actually meet my goal,” Andrews said.
He nearly did it in a week 1 win at North Central when he threw for five. Andrews says he’s had help from his teammates in establishing the new mark. “I didn’t think 12 touchdowns is a lot in two games but our receivers it’s more the receivers making great catches it’s not really all me receivers are making great catches and the linemen are blocking giving me time in the pocket,” he said.
Head coach Jeff Cobb knew Dane had a good shot to equal Leek’s mark, but still marvels that it lasted that long. “That’s a tremendous record you know any time you can hold a record that long I mean my goodness so you know hats off to Butch and you know 49 years is a long run and I know you know Dane beat that and you know he did it kind of with the utmost respect for Butch and that long of a you know record,” Cobb said.
As far as this week Dane and the Vikings head to Greencastle. For as good as they’ve been on offense he knows they need the defense to continue playing well as they take on the Tiger Cubs. “Yeah we’re going to need the defense this week especially against Greencastle they have a good offense as well so we’re going to need them when we open up conference play. Watching everybody play ever since middle school growing up it’s watching everybody develop it’s fun,” he said. The Vikings take on the Tiger Cubs on Friday at 7 pm.