New Northwest quarterback finds quick success

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As the end to one of the best seasons in recent history at Justin Northwest closed a season ago, one of the biggest questions in the off season would be who would step up to the lead the offense. Coach Bill Patterson didn’t have to search far to find the man for the job.

He found 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior, Jesse Drummer a move-in from Illinois last December. Drummer has thrown for 491 yards completing 24 of 28 passes for seven touchdowns. Last week he completed all 10 of his passes in his team’s 49-14 victory against Grapevine.

“I didn’t expect to do bad coming into the season, but the way things have worked out has been perfect,” Drummer said. “I didn’t really expect anything, but the way it’s turning out is pretty awesome. We just have to keep working and putting the time and effort in during practice.”

His favorite target has been Chase Morrison who has 249 yards and four scores on the season including five receptions for 149 yards in the season opening 49-23 victory against Grand Prairie. The real test for the Texans will come this week against a 2-0 Midlothian team that won the last three meets with Northwest.

“Jesse has played really well and I don’t think it’s a surprise, but you just hope because you never know,” Northwest coach Bill Patterson said. “He has done really well, the running backs have done a great job the line has done a great job, we just have to continue to improve each week. This week were going to get really tested against Midlothian.”

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