By NICK SLOAN, NJSloan212@gmail.com
One of the biggest stories in Wyandotte County football was the explosion of Bonner Springs' offense once sophomore quarterback Jordan Jackson entered the picture.
And yes, it was an explosion.
After a tough start to the season, Braves head coach Lucas Aslin pulled the trigger and replaced his senior quarterback with the sophomore quarterback.
A decision like that on paper makes you wonder how it would work out. Well, Jackson took full advantage of it and put the Bonner Springs offense in a very high gear.
Here's all that Mr. Jackson did:
- He had a 17-1 touchdown/interception ratio, which would be insane for a senior, let alone a sophomore quarterback.
- He completed 59 percent of his passes. Again, folks - a sophomore here.
- He finished with nearly 1,400 passing yards on the season, including a 385-yard outburst against a great Gardner-Edgerton program.
- He had 11 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in district play, the portion of the schedule where Jackson needed to play at his very best.
- He did all of that in just seven starts.
Still, good players find a way to make things happen. Winners want the ball and winners want the opportunity to make good things happen.
I believe Jordan is a winner and look for him to make another splash in Wyandotte County next year.