White Plains Quarterback Jeff Avery looks back to last year’s game against Suffern as his
was the most playing time I got - cleanup duty in a route," says the two year
backup, but the inevitable roster turnover has him ready to take the helm and
make a mess of opponents this fall. high point
"We have very high expectations," he says.
Coming off a 6-3 2010, a first round sectional exit was a big disappointment. So at Quarterback, he understands the demands going in and the pivotal role he occupies in a pinch. "When things are going bad obviously there is pressure, but you have to be able to be a leader and pull them out of it," he says.
Fortunately, his belief in the ability to make the transition to starter doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Working out all summer with the offense, he says, “They have a lot of confidence in me – I’ve been their quarterback since the 7th grade.”
On the other hand, taking it from the blind side is something that a quarterback must do on his own. “You got to take your lumps and get up every play,” he says.
He considers himself more a passer but his coaches have been drilling a bit more strength and agility into his running game. “I think I can be a lot more versatile this year,” he says.
Otherwise, Jeff hopes Division I-A football lays ahead as he definitely will side step into a career in either physical or occupational therapy.