Posted On: 09/20/17 4:30 PM

Connor Foley didn’t think anything of the performance he was having in the second game of the season against Worthington. The New Ulm receiver was just "having a good time" in the Eagles home opener. 

His enjoyment ended up producing a new single-game state record.

Foley caught 12 passes for 279 yards in the Eagles 44-16 win. Half of his dozen receptions went for touchdowns, which set a new Minnesota record, breaking the old standard of five that was held by four different players.

“It felt like we were playing catch in the backyard,” Foley said via email. “After realizing six touchdowns was a record, I just could not stop smiling.”

Foley caught 10 passes as a junior last season – the first under coach Corey Kneeshaw. Kneeshaw told KEYC-TV in Mankato before the 2017 season that he could only implement “about 50 percent of the playbook”, because he didn’t move to New Ulm until July.

Coach Kneeshaw has been stressing to quarterback Hunter Ranweiler and me to take

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