By: John Raffel
Breckenridge expecting strong year from senior QB
Carter Staley is a senior quarterback who has led the Breckenridge Huskies to the playoffs the last two seasons and has engineered a remarkable turnaround in the program’s success.
But his coach, Kris Robinson, wouldn’t be surprised if Staley does even more this year.
This will be Staley’s fourth year at quarterback for the Huskies.
“He’s improved every year greatly,” Robinson said. “He’s put on probably 20 pounds. He works hard and has a fantastic attitude, and a great work ethic. We’re pretty excited about his progression, his ability to throw the ball and where he’ll be at this year. He’s a big kid and runs the ball hard.’’
Staley started as a freshman when the Huskies were 0-9 and outscored 386-68. But as a sophomore, Staley helped the Huskies turn its program around with a remarkable 9-0 regular season. But the Huskies lost 21-6 to Saginaw Nouvel in the first round of the playoffs. They outscored their opponents 357-111 that season. In his junior year. Staley’s team lost the opener but won the rest of the regular season, plus two playoff games. They lost to Lake City 20-18 in the regional title game.
He threw for 724 yards and six touchdowns and ran for 1,023 yards and 16 TDs.
Robinson said Staley has been busy in passing leagues over the summer and his arm has gotten stronger. He also expects his quarterback to be very effective in running the triple option offense.
Staley has received all-league honors from the Mid-Sate Activities Conference. He’s getting intense from Division II schools. He’s also in other sports but football has been his top sport.