Highland racked up 637 yards of total offense in a 68-24 rout of Waterloo in Mississippi Valley Conference play Friday.
Quarterback Garrett Marti completed 15 of 19 passes for 287 yards. He hooked up with junior wide receiver Sam LaPorta for three touchdowns.
For the season, Marti has 22 TD passes against just one interception. LaPorta shredded Waterloo with nine catches for 199 yards.
“I felt Garrett did a pretty good job tonight in our two-back sets and calling (run-pass option),” Coach Jimmy Warnecke said. “He hit the plays that needed to be hit. (Waterloo) gave us some favorable matchups with our receivers, and we took advantage of that with Sam and Jacob Willis a couple of times.”
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Highland (7-0, 4-0) kept its unblemished season rolling along, while Waterloo slipped to 3-4 and 2-2.
Senior Josh Burke rumbled for a pair of touchdowns, one in the third, and senior Isaiah Harmon also had a third-quarter TD scamper.
Junior Brady Feldmann, who led Highland with 120 yards rushing, and sophomore backup quarterback Connor Sands each found the end zone, while junior place kicker Elliott Prott made a 48-yard field goal and converted all nine of his point-after attempts.
Warnecke said no one was any more important than senior right guard Dylan Knebel.
“It has been a long time since I have seen a lineman dominate like Dylan Knebel did,” Warnecke said. “He had one hell of a football game tonight.
“This was big because we remained undefeated at home and give ourselves the opportunity for a conference championship next Friday.”
Highland next travels to Mascoutah, where it will look to wrap up repeating as MVC champions. Waterloo will play host to Triad.