Weiss, Hilbelink ride cousin connection in lopsided CG-Belgium victory over Reedsville
The precision of Cedar Grove-Belgium quarterback Josh Weiss and his first cousin, receiver Reid Hilbelink, reached a new level last Friday.
Already putting up numbers this season more akin to a video game than actual football, Weiss went a perfect 8-for-8 for 287 yards and five touchdowns as the host Rockets obliterated Reedsville, 50-0, in a Big East Conference game.
Three of Weiss’ scoring passes were caught by Hilbelink for 187 yards.
One week after being triple-teamed and limited to two catches for 50 yards, Hilbelink said, “We took what they gave us.”
Unlike Howards Grove, Reedsville did not triple-team Hilbelink. By the time he caught the ball, he was sprinting so far from defenders it didn’t look like the Panthers covered him at all.
Weiss put three bombs on the money from 55, 58 and 74 yards to his favorite target.
“It’s a blast,” Weiss said. “With his speed, we didn’t think the corner could hang with him.”
Hilbelink said you can’t outrun Weiss’ arm. “It’s always fun. I know he’s going to put it where he needs to,” he said.
The pair’s uncle, Rockets head coach Dan Schreurs, said he is running out of accolades for his three-year starting field general and top wideout.
“I’m speechless when it comes to him and comes to Reid,” he said.