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Five Star Performer - Kale Jensen

Central City quarterback Kale Jensen sets 11-man state record for most completions in a game, throwing 42 against Adams Central.
Published: Oct. 7, 2020 at 9:42 PM CDT
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CENTRAL CITY, Neb. (KSNB) - Central City football lost to Adams Central last Friday but it does not take away from the performance Bison quarterback Kale Jensen had. The junior threw 42 completions to set a new 11-man state record.

“It doesn’t really change anything," Jensen said. "It’s just another stat I guess. It doesn’t really faze me much really.”

While Jensen did not have too much to say about his record, his coach Troy Huebert did not have that same issue.

“It’s a great accomplishment for Kale," Huebert said. "He’s been putting in a lot of work and he does things the right way. He practices hard. He works hard in the weight room. He studies the play book. He puts in the time in the off-season. So when those kind of things happen for a kid you know it’s always awesome to see.”

On top of completing 42 passes, Jensen had 68 pass attempts. Something that has only happened three times in the NFL since 2000.

“I’m kind of used to it cause we throw a lot in practice and everything but I mean I have confidence throwing it that much because with our line and everything giving me plenty of time," Jensen said. "I mean they haven’t given up any sacks in four games. Then our receivers, we have a great group of 10 plus receivers that can all make plays.”

Jensen has lit up box scores in only his first year starting under center but Coach Huebert has been most impressed with how Jensen has grown through six games.

“He just keeps getting more confident every week," Huebert said. " You know he’s getting through his progressions. When we’re throwing the ball down the field he does a great job of using his eyes and getting the ball out on time and yeah he just gets better every week.”

Jensen leads the state in passing yards with 2,201, averaging 48.2 passes per game. Given he still has his senior year ahead of him, the Bison have a bright future up in Central City.

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