Jesuit Head Football Coach, James Harrell was very encouraged after the Tigers scrimmage. “We did some really good things on offense, but we are not where I want us to be on defense”, said Harrell. He was really happy with the performance of WR Travis Johnson and RB Kyle Statz. Johnson scored twice while Statz pounded the ball.
Aaron Paulsen is currently leading the QB race against Tommy Eveld. “Both QBs played well. Aaron gives us athleticism at the position. Tommy looked good in the pocket, throwing the deep ball. The race will more than likely go all the way up until the Plant game”, says Harrell. Eveld has had a strong summer; performing well at various showcases and 7 on 7 tournaments. Paulsen is a versatile athlete who has impressed the offensive staff to the point where he is currently the #1. Harrell did not push aside that fact that Jesuit could enter the 2011 season with a two QB system.
James Harrell likes where his team is currently but admits they need much improvement to have long term success. “We played pretty good upfront on defense. Brad Smith and Robby Garcia played well. Cameron Ruff played well on both sides of the ball”, Coach Harrell claimed. Jesuit will need to improve fast in coach Harrell opinion because their schedule is not forgiving starting the regular season with Plant, Middleton and Robinson.