Kendall Catalon has one major objective during his time at Legacy High School, and that is to be the best quarterback in school history.
Catalon started the season with a strong effort, passing for two touchdown passes and rushing for 177 yards and a touchdown in the season opener against Lovejoy, and coach Chris Melson said that he is pleased with what he has seen so far.
“He is an extremely hard worker, and a really, really intelligent quarterback,” Melson said. “He really understands what we are trying to get accomplished on the field. He’s a strong competitor, and he is talented.
“He can throw, he can run, he’ll make you miss, he’ll lower his shoulder, he’s tough, he’s just a really, really good high school athlete. And he has all the intangibles you want in a high school quarterback. We’re really, really excited about him.”
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Melson said his expectations for Catalon this season are to take on the role that quarterbacks are expected to accept.
“We want him to continue to develop as a leader,” Melson said. “We want him to grow as a leader, grasp the offense and hold people accountable on his side of the ball. He needs to be guy who can pull people in and get them straight, and I’ve already seen him doing that.”
Catalon said that he embraces his leadership role on the Legacy football team and said he tries to do whatever he can to help his team win football games.
“I try to bring intensity to the offense, because, as a quarterback, the offense kind of feeds off me and my body language,” Catalon said. “So I try to keep everything positive and keep moving forward.”
Catalon said that he has also been impressed with what he has seen from the Broncos team so far.
“I believe we are a better team than last year,” Catalon said. “I think we have some good new players and I believe that things are going to go good for us.”
The Legacy quarterback said that he has both personal and team goals this season.
“My goal is to be the best quarterback that Legacy ever had, and to help everyone be successful,” Catalon said. “I want to help lead this team to victory.”
Catalon said that he likes to read and learn new things in his spare time and said for his team to have a successful season and make the playoffs, it will take one major thing.
“We have to practice harder,” Catalon said. “I believe that we practice how we play. If we drop balls in practice, we’re going to drop balls in the game. If we turn balls over in practice, we’re going to turn balls over in the game. I think we have to practice harder to be successful.”
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