Horvath, Fleharty, Bayles, and South all racked up wins on the opening night of Football in Central Ohio for Sink Coached QBS. It is always rewarding to get that first win of a new season under your belt and especially if it is the first game of the season, as you can not go undefeated unless you get that first one.
Lets start with one of our Seniors, Blake Horvath, as he led his team to a 17 to nothing shutout over Olentangy Orangewhich has been lately a strong program and playoff team. Blake has only been with Coach Sink for less than a year and his first year playing QB, although he is a D1 recruit as a defensive player, Friday he played very comfortably as the starting QB, and even though didn’t have a record night throwing the ball, he was the main strength of the offense with his running. Blake went 3 for 8 and 33 yards passing but carried the ball 18 times for 168 yards and 2 TDS to lead the Panthers to 1-0. He did have a beautiful 45 yard throw completion that did get called back. Really proud of Blake Horvath and the Hilliard Darby Panthers.
One of my 2 super star Sophomores isBradyn Fleharty, who just moved this year to Hilliard Bradley HS, from Lima Bath HSwhere he lead his team to 3 playoff games as a Freshman starter at the QB position. So, Bradyn was not only in his first game forBradley, he was in a new city with a new team and in D1 football in one of the 4 most powerful HS football states in the USA. Bradyn was up the challenge which he usually is. He went 14 of 21 for 124 yardspassing and rushed for 12 more yards andscored a TD, and that was basically all in the first quarter, as HC Mike loparo’s Jaguars were growling and put a hurting onSylvannia’s Northview HS, 41-0. Bradyndid a good job for his first outing and Coach Sink is proud of him and looking forward to him having a big year for the JAG’S.
My other sophomore starter is Brayden Bayles (that’s right two Brayden’s just not spelled the same) from Heath HS in Heath, Ohio a suburb of Newark. Brayden had similar numbers to Bradyn Fleharty’s as he went 15 of 24 for 125 yards but had one INT. He also had plenty of rushing yards but eliminated them with a couple of sacks, one of which was a bad snap. Brayden played well and brought the Bulldogs their first victory over Berne Union 20 to 13. Another of Sink’s young talent that has a big future playing the QB spot for another school with a history of success in football. Coach Sinksays, Congrats Brayden on a good first night and look forward to some record setting night s for you and your Bulldogs.
Jack South is another Senior QB, playing for the Columbus Crusaders, who beat the Tri-State crusaders 12 to 0 at their home field at Polaris in Columbus. Jack had a little tough night as happens at times in our great sport but still pulled off a victory . He went 1 of 8 but that 1 was a 77 yard completion to Mohammed Karamer for one of the two TDS in the game. Jack also rushed for 17 yards in the game. We look forward to Jack lighting it up in the coming weeks for the Crusaders. Paul Kilzer (my assistant) and I are proud of Jack as he is improving steadily.
More to come this week and the key matchup will be Hilliard Bradley at Hilliard Darby and Bradyn Fleharty vs. Blake Horvath at the QB spots.