Naples High takes on Ida Baker in Cape Coral on Thursday at 7 p.m. and all eyes will be on the new Golden Eagles quarterback. Former quarterback Kilton Anderson has moved away, but Bill Kramer is elated about his new signal-caller.
Rising junior Garrett Zech took over the position late in spring practice following a long baseball season and has impressed.
“He’s really good, and we’re excited about seeing him play Thursday night,” Kramer said, “He’s the fastest guy in our building. The guys have really rallied around him, so I definitely don’t expect us to miss a beat at the quarterback position.”
Running back Max Joseph will also be in the spotlight. He replaces Manny Morgan, who is graduating and heading to Akron.
As a sophomore, Joseph racked up 659 yards and 11 touchdowns on just 77 carries. He actually edged Morgan for the team’s best average per carry at 8.56 yards, 0.11 ahead of Morgan.