CASSELTON, N.D. (Valley News Live) -- Friday night in Casselton, North Dakota brings it's own level of excitement during the football season.
Friday, August 31st was even more special though.
The first night on the new artificial turf had the town buzzing before the kickoff.
And the boys of fall would give their town plenty more to cheer about as the night rolled on.
Specifically, senior quarterback Jonah Lietz.
Number 13 went 16-of-27 during the home opener and threw for 290 yards with four touchdowns as the Squirrels defeated Devils Lake 39-19.
An outstanding performance on it's own the night marked far more than a big North Dakota AA win.
With his performance Lietz claimed the school record for passing yards. Originally set in 1968 by Don Severson. Lietz surpassed Severson's 3,596 yards Friday night.
Just two games in to the season, the 50 year old record will be well eclipsed this season but for tonight, it stands as one of the many markers on the night of a new age of high school football in Casselton.