The first three games of 2016 could not have gone much better for Bloomfield's Quinten Moles.
Moles, a junior, led the Bees to their second straight victory Friday, this one over a very good Randolph squad, 62-42. He did so with arguably his best performance so far of the season, gaining 332 yards and scoring six touchdowns on the ground. He also added eight tackles on defense for the Bees.
That performance was just the latest in what has been a phenomenal season for Moles. In week one against Wynot, Moles ran for 248 yards for Bloomfield and in week two he added 164 yards on just eight carries.
Those performances total out to 744 yards on the year. According to MaxPreps, the website the Nebraska School Activities Association uses to track stats for Nebraska high school football, that is the highest total in Nebraska so far this season, regardless of class. His ten total touchdowns puts him in a tie for fourth in the state this season as well.
Bloomfield coach Matt Kuchar credits Moles's natural athletic talent and his willingness to work off the field for his early success.
"He has a great work ethic and pure athletic ability. He is the fastest athlete on the team," Kuchar said. "When he was in junior high, they would pitch him the ball on the outside and he would outrun everyone. As a freshman, he still tried to get to the outside and would get tackled. We worked with him on following blocks."
Moles spent much of his early years for the Bees working behind recently graduated Tyler Holz, Bloomfield's single-game rushing record holder. After watching Holz and working with his coaches, Kuchar said Moles has molded himself into a star player.
"He didn't have many carries in his sophomore year, as we had an all-everything player in Tyler Holz," Kuchar explained. "Moles is what a coach wants in a running back. He has the strength and toughness to carry the ball 30 to 40 times a game. He also has the vision, agility and speed to find a crease and hit it for a long run."
Moles gets to spend the week regathering his legs in preparation for next week's matchup with Elkhorn Valley.