How is this for coincidence? Brookfield Central, which is probably the best of the four teams I cover in Brookfield and Wauwatosa, has three quarterbacks fighting for playing time - Juniors Collin O'Gorman and Tom Showers and sophomore Jason Meichtry.
Brookfield East, Wauwatosa East and Wauwatosa West on the other hand, have three solid to excellent quarterbacks in Skyler Holden, Ethan Harris and Kevin Gorman, respectively. Yet all three of these teams might struggle to play .500 ball this year. All three of these players are the keys to their offense.
At Central, the Lancer quarterbacks have two D1 running backs Xavier Whitaker (The X-Man) and Jeff Lewis in that backfield and an outstanding line. Bryce Gilbert, Central's version of the Incredible Hulk, will play offense as well as defense this season. Gilbert is 6-2, 300 pounds and has muscles in places I don't even have places.
Their cup runneth over for Cross Country teams in Brookfield this year. Tim Peterson, Will Casey (MUHS transfer) and Jordan Lindstrom (Brook Central), Mark Lindquist and Karl Brandstaetter (Brook East) and Taylor Conway and Natalie Dillon (Brook East) are runners to watch.
But look out for defending Greater Metro Champion Brook Central. Lorie Lewis has talent galore led by Hannah Trasser, the GMC runner of the year. Caitlin Wolters, Alyson Ambrookian and Kate Manske also bring all-conference credentials with them.
A Sterling Catch - In the Tosa West win over Milwaukee North, Ray Sterling, Jr. made a big league catch for a touchdown. QB Kevin Gorman threw about a 20 yard pass on a line down the right sideline and hit Sterling in stride. But what was impressive was the way Sterling caught the ball with his hands outstretched, made a move inside and then outran the defenders. An outstanding play.
If the Trojans are going to be successful, their O-line and D-line will have to step up big time this year, because there are some good skill position players.
Be a hit and have a ball.