Goltz glad chase to 300 wins is done, but had fun earning it Thursday

FALLS CITY – Nine months after celebrating 600 wins as the head coach of the boys basketball team, Falls City Sacred Heart’s Doug Goltz earned his 300th win on the football field.

Quarterback Drew Bippes connected on passes of 48 and 52 yards and Class D2 No. 2 Sacred Heart scored 20 unanswered points in the second half, in route to a 34-12 win over No. 5 Lawrence-Nelson Thursday night at Jug Brown Stadium in Falls City.

The Irish celebrated the 32-year head coach’s historic win by soaking him in Gatorade, cheerleaders holding giant individual 3, 0, 0 numbers and a special presentation after the game.

After three decades of coaching football, basketball and track and field, Goltz hasn’t lost his love of leading Irish athletics.

“I love coaching at Sacred Heart and I love coaching these boys. It’s fun. I love going to practice. I still got a lot of fire in me to get the team prepared for a game. Tonight was one of those great games playing against a great team. It was a lot of fun.”

Bippes led Sacred Heart to a 2-0 record by throwing for 272 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for one score.

The Irish had two players go over 100 yards receiving. Junior Jarrot Simon caught eight passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns. Another junior, Tyler Witt, had 114 yards on six receptions and a score.

Sacred Heart finished with 374 yards of total offense.

Senior running back Jacob Sharp led the Raiders with 78 yards on the ground on 11 carries. His lone touchdown of the night came on a 36-yard run.

The Irish play on the road for the first time this season next Friday when the travel to Omaha Christian. Lawrence-Nelson (0-1) will host Diller-Odell in their home opener.

Tim Turman of Wahoo Neumann also earned his 300th win Thursday when Class C-1 No. 5 Neumann beat No. 10 Lincoln Lutheran, 61-33 at Seacrest Field in Lincoln.

Goltz and Turman are the sixth and seventh coaches to join the 300-win club. Ahead of them are Jeff Bellar of Norfolk Catholic (349), Carl Tesmer of Hastings St. Cecilia (344), Tom Jaworski of Omaha Creighton Prep (343, retired), Mark Wortman of Elkhorn (339) and Gary DeBoer of Lawrence-Nelson (319, retired).

Goltz needed the fewest games — 350 — to get to 300. Bellar needed 354.

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