Dual-threat QB continues legacy at Kenny

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Over the past 3 decades, Quarterbacks have been pretty much the same across the United States. When you looked at a football team you would have been able to identify who the Quarterback was almost instantly. They all possessed the leadership attribute, tall enough to see over the line to make the first read without being sacked and can throw the football like a rocket. The prototypical Quarterback almost never possessed the athletic attribute, that is until now. Thanks to Quarterbacks like Steve Young, Michael Vick and more recently Lamar Jackson, the game of football has not only been transformed to a pass heavy game but also the athleticism of the defenses are far more advanced, which requires a far more athletic Quarterback in order to neutralize said defenses. It seems like Bishop Kenny high school has found itself a Quarterback with all of these attributes. He stands at 6 foot 4 inches tall, a great leader, gets the ball out quick and throws an almost perfect over-the-shoulder pass to his pass catchers. James Resar is his name and making plays is his game. The one skill that could potentially place him ahead of the Quarterbacks is the fact that he is surprisingly athletic. As a Freshman, Resar took pride in learning the system at Bishop Kenny while earning himself some playing time for experience purposes. The following season was his coming out party as he earned the starting role and spared no expense on opposing defenses passing for 1,266 yards, 13 touchdowns, rushing for 476 yards with another 10 touchdowns on the ground and leading his team to an 8-3 record, including a postseason appearance. There is a perfectly logical explanation as to how this kid is able to rip up the stat sheet, especially on the rushing end. Simply put, the kid is special, not to mention he is a regional qualifying sprinter in the 100 meter dash. Resar’s fastest time recorded is 10.86 seconds. Just last Saturday, he was a finalist at the Bob Hayes Invitational Track meet, finishing the race in 10.90 seconds. This is the type of success that could definitely draw the attention of college scouts. With several college offers going into the 2022 season, James Resar committed to the University of Iowa. As a Junior, Resar established himself as a far more improved passer completing 101/149 passes for 1,656 yards, and 15 touchdowns. He also rushed for 466 yards and 6 touchdowns while leading his team to yet another 8-3 season. From his freshman year up until this point, the Iowa commit has always shown improvement in his skill set. The 2023 season should be an astonishing year for this young man and the frightening part is he can only get better. 

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Vaughn Foster