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Senior Finke Breaks Reception Record in Columbus’s Homecoming Win

Posted: Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 7:00 am
Author: KCII Sports-Nate Gonner

Last Friday’s homecoming win against West Marshall is one Columbus Community senior Chase Finke won’t soon forget.

The Wildcat tight end caught four Carter Colby passes for 119 yards and two scores in Columbus Community’s 47-26 victory over West Marshall. Those catches not only helped Columbus win their third game of the season, it also helped Finke surpass Eli Pavey as the school’s all-time leader in receptions with 58. Pavey’s record was set between 1999 and 2001. Columbus head football coach Jeff Martin says for the past three seasons, Finke has been the Wildcats go to option in the passing game.

“He has a knack for making the real hard catch look easy,” Martin said “He’s got great hands.”

Martin says he first knew Finke had good hands when he saw him play football in the 7th grade, and says there is a chance for him to surpass 70 receptions by the end of the season. Finke and Wildcats face a tough district test this week as they travel to Iowa City Regina to take on the Regals.