Someday in the very near future, Bishop Miege football fans are going to start telling and re-telling their favorite Carter Putz stories.
There will be tales aplenty. A favorite just might be the time Putz unfurled a record-breaking touchdown pass — into the teeth of the wind — in the shadow of his own goalpost, against the Stags’ archrival.
There wouldn’t be a bit of hyperbole. Putz did just that in Miege’s 27-14 defeat of St. Thomas Aquinas at Aquinas on Friday, connecting with sophomore Daniel Jackson for a 98-yard score in the third quarter.
It was the 93rd touchdown pass of Putz’s career, and a new Kansas record.
Miege coach Jon Holmes rewarded Putz with a game ball, and Putz immediately turned to celebrate with his teammates.
“I didn’t expect any of this,” Putz said. “It’s unbelievable, but it’s not just a record for me. I couldn’t have done it without the O-line, the receivers, the running backs and especially the coaches.”
Miege (3-0) was only up six when the call came in. Aquinas (2-1) could smell a momentum change. Moments later Jackson was streaking down the left sideline, alone behind the Saints defense.
“We practice it every Thursday,” Putz said. “When we’re backed up in our own territory, we like to go on ‘two,’ and…