Lincoln Lutheran won a district championship in 2018 while reaching the Class C1 playoffs. The Warriors are hoping for a return to the post-season this fall.
(Source: 10/11 Sports)
First the Warriors must find a starting quarterback. They currently have a tightly-contested 3-player race. James Admiraal, Josh Duitsman and Garret Hoefs are all challenging for the job.
Admiraal was the week one starter a year ago. He passed for seven touchdowns in that game, but his season was cut short due to a broken collarbone.
Duitsman was his replacement, and as a freshman he helped the Warriors win seven games and reach the playoffs for the second straight year.
There may be no wrong option for head coach Greg Nelson, who's evaluating every throw by each of his quarterback candidates.
"Quarterback is such an important spot for us," said Nelson. "I want to give them all equal reps. We script plays. Everyone gets equal reps. I don't want to give someone five deep-pass plays and the other one no deep pass plays. See how they stack up against each other."
Lincoln Lutheran will need to rely on some youngsters this fall after graduating a 14-member senior class. Players say they look forward to their October 4th showdown with rival Lincoln Christian. The match-up is known as the 'Battle for the Spirit Sword.'