Faith QB heats up just in time for district

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After getting off to an 0-2 start this year, it looked as if it could be a very long season for the Grapevine Faith Christian football team.

The Lions quickly rebounded, however, due in large part to the play of quarterback Bryce Wasserman, who helped lead Faith to two straight victories, bringing the team to .500 heading into their bye week.

Coach Kris Hogan said that Wasserman brings a lot to the table for the Lions.

“The number one thing that he has is intelligence,” Hogan said. “He’s a smart quarterback. That’s number one. I think another thing he brings is preparation. He has done a good job of getting ready to have success.”

Wasserman’s breakout game this season came against Gainesville State School two weeks ago, when he was 12-19 with 221 yards passing and four touchdowns.

The effort was not lost on Hogan.

“It was important for a couple of reasons,” Hogan said. “The main thing is it was important because of the types of passes he threw. He threw the ball all over the field, and really threw the gambit of our playbook and he threw it well.

“That was so important, because he hadn’t had a super-complete game until that one.”

Wasserman followed up that effort with a 280-yard, three touchdown night as Faith rolled over Clarksville last week by a score of 36-6.

The Faith quarterback said he accepts the leadership role on his team in whatever capacity that may be.

“I try to bring energy to the team and a positive outlook,” Wasserman said. “I want us to always be positive going into Friday nights to get wins and make the playoffs. I think the best way to do that is lead by example.”

Wasserman said that he has personal and team goals for this season.

“Individually, I want to pass for 2,000 passing yards this season,” Wasserman said. “As a team, we want to make the playoffs and win some games in the playoffs. Things are shaping up really well this year. We’re 2-2 heading into district play, so we’re feeling good.”

Wasserman said he believes it will take a couple of things for his team to have a good season.

“We are going to have win it in the trenches,” Wasserman said. “I think we have the skill positions to run with anybody. I think that if we can clog up the line of scrimmage on defense and we can lock it down on offense, then we should be perfect.”

Hogan said he will rely on Wasserman to provide leadership this season, which he added is to be expected.

“With the quarterback, there is a certain degree that comes naturally,” Hogan said. “But I feel like we are going to rely on Bryce at least three or four times during district play where we are really at a crucial point, and he keeps his composure and helps everyone else to the do the same.”

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