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QND quarterback sets single-game record with eight TD passes

QND quarterback Ike Wiley
By DT CHRISTIANSEN
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Posted: Sep. 21, 2019 1:40 am Updated: Sep. 21, 2019 2:51 am

QUINCY -- It had been three years since a Quincy Notre Dame quarterback threw four touchdown passes in a single game.

It only took Ike Wiley less than one half.

Wiley completed a single-game school record eight touchdown passes as the Raiders rolled to 76-6 victory over West Hancock on Friday night at Advance Physical Therapy Field.

"The first three games, I struggled to get in a rhythm," Wiley said. "We wanted to see if I could get in a rhythm and stay in it, and tonight I did."

It allowed him to make history before intermission.

Wiley tied the record of four passing touchdowns less than two minutes into the second quarter. He broke the mark previously shared by Kyle Venvertloh, Alex Ertel, Kramer Barnes, Joey McCaughey and Landon Peters with a 4-yard pass to Grant Hyer with 8:45 remaining in the second quarter.

He added two more touchdown passes to Josh Sheffield before halftime as the Raiders were up 48-6 to invoke the running clock. His final touchdown pass came as he found Hyer on a 33-yard bubble screen with six minutes remaining in the third quarter.

"Ike's got a lot of poise," QND coach Jack Cornell said. "I can't say enough about the work he's put in this week and his leadership. I am so incredibly happy for that man."

Wiley finished 21 of 24 for 317 yards. He also had 91 yards rushing on four carries as he exploited the Titans' decision to play their cornerbacks nearly 10 yards off the line of scrimmage.

"They've always done that in the past, and last year I made the mistake of trying to throw deep," Wiley said. "Tonight I just took what they gave me."

He did that from the start, finding tight end Jack Gilliland for a 36-yard gain on the first play of the game. A 50-yard run by Wiley set up a short touchdown pass to Ben Kasparie for a 7-0 lead.

West Hancock answered just one player. Isaac Munson found a crease in the middle of the Raiders' defense and raced 84 yards for a touchdown that trimmed the lead to 7-6. The Raiders were caught being overly aggressive against the Wing-T offense.

"This is a team we know really well," Cornell said. "When we can take away the threat of the pass, we can be more downhill and aggressive on the run."

The Raiders adjusted and limited the Titans to one first down the remainder of the game.

Meanwhile, Wiley was just warming up. He connected with Gilliland on a 57-yard scoring play, found Hyer on a 19-yard post route and hit Jack Marth on a 7-yard scoring play.

In the second half, Johnny Ohnemus returned the opening kick 75 yards for a score, while Ryan Cafun had a 1-yard touchdown plunge for a 62-6 lead prior to Wiley's final touchdown pass.