By: John Raffel
St. Louis quarterback off to hot start
Cameron Mizer is off to an impressive start for St. Louis’ football team and it doesn’t surprise his head coach, Aaron Munderloh.
Mizer is a senior in his second varsity season.
“Cam is having a very solid senior season,” Mizer said. “He has taken over the reins as the starting QB, and has been the team leader on the offensive side of the ball.”
Through week five, Mizer is 39 for 68 for 387 yards and six TDs. In rushing, he has 64 carries for 234 yards and two touchdowns.
As a defensive safety, he has 26 tackles and one interception. He was averaging 30 yards per punt attempt.
“Cam has an eagerness and commitment to learning and executing the offensive and defensive schemes,” Munderloh said. “ He is a critical component to both our offensive and defensive units. He is a very teachable player who is open to open and accepting of critiques and feedback.
“This is Cam’s first year as the starting varsity quarterback. He saw some limited action at the QB position last year, and performed very well when called upon. He has made some very nice strides in his understanding and execution of the offensive scheme over the past year. Cam has the ability to be productive from his quarterback position both throwing the ball and running the ball.”
Munderloh has been impressed with Mizer’s leadership abilities and confidence level.
“The highlight of the season so far for Cam would likely be his Week 3 game in Pinconning,” Munderloh said. “We had just surrendered the lead late in the fourth quarter, but on first play of the next offensive possession, Cam broke off a 67-yard TD run to retake the lead. For the game, Cam rushed for 175 yards and 2 TDs. He also threw for another TD. I suspect it is a game that will stick in his memory for a while. It was a hard-fought game by both schools, and it was a crucial victory for our team.
“We anticipate continued growth and progression on both sides of the ball for Cam. We also expect continued leadership and guidance with our younger players and developmental programs. He has a wonderful opportunity to close out his high school football career with a successful senior season from both an individual and team perspective.”
St. Louis got off to a 3-0 start but lost it last two games.