It’s a warm, muggy afternoon on the steamy turf on Scot Bemis Field and Jake Farrell is, per usual, playing traffic cop with the Notre Dame Saints offense pointing out instructions between plays to one of his wide receivers and making sure the pre-snap alignment is perfect.
In short, the senior quarterback just gets it.
“The kid’s literally a football junkie,” Saints head coach George Prelock said to Sports360AZ.com. “We knew…that he was going to work his butt off to make sure that we’re going to be as successful as possible.”
Rock Chalk‼️Great visit to Kansas this weekend! pic.twitter.com/jEhEJ7FoLt
— Jake Farrell QB (@jake_farrell12) April 28, 2018
The 6-foot-5, 215-pounder has big shoes to fill this season replacing Kylan Weisser whose sparkling 2017 senior season included 30 total touchdowns and close to 2,500 yards of offense in helping guide NDP to the 5A State Championship Game. Weisser is now playing for Weber State.
Jake Farrell, in his first varsity start, throws his 4th TOUCHDOWN pass of the night. A short one to tight end Luke Roberts, who made a nice grab.
— Gridiron Arizona (@gridironarizona) August 18, 2018
So far Farrell seems to be game for the challenge after lighting up Fairfax for four touchdowns in the Saints’ season-opening win.