Friday night saw another awesome performance for one of the top QBs in the state. Kaleb Jarrett had Newark rollin against their arch rival Zanesville in their opening game. Kaleb went 12 for 20 and threw for 170 yards and a touchdown and had Newark ahead 17 to 14. The fourth quarter adversity set in as it always does but not always in this manner, thank God. Kaleb rolled out to the right and got pinned in between 2 Zanesville defenders and then a third put a hit on him and the result was a broken collar bone. As Coach Sink always reminds his boys, “Adversity breeds Greatness”, and you watch as Kaleb will bounce back and continue to lead the Wildcats to many victories in the future. Zanesville ended up putting together the last drive and winning the slug fest 20 to 17.
Head coach Mike Cophachy has the Wildcats turned in the right direction and is doing what he did at Salem High School in Salem Ohio. That is turn a losing program into winning football program and being in the playoffs. In the near future the Wildcats will be a team to watch as they have turned the corner.
Kaleb’s prognosis is as good as it can be for having a broken collar bone and that is we look to see him back at the helm in four to six weeks and be playing again this year. Watch this great young QB as he bounces back!!!