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QB quandary coming soon to Seton

Posted by on October 10, 2012 – 3:15 pm

The record (6-1) and results may not show it, but there have been some trying times at Seton Catholic around the football field this season, mostly because of injuries.

The Sentinels are without their top pair of running backs and have been without a couple starting offensive lineman for several weeks, though that could change (a little) soon.

Those kids will be welcomed back with open arms, as will QB Ryan Bresnahan, who’s healing from a broken hand suffered in the Sentinels’ lone loss of the season to Tempe Prep in early September.

But will Bresnahan see the field?

The two-year starter was 36 of 59 (61 percent) for 597 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions in the first three-plus games of the season before he was hurt. In his absence, backup David Gesicki is 51 of 70 (73 percent) for 798 yards, 14 touchdowns and zero interceptions. He along with several Sentinels starters didn’t play in a win against Canyon State last week.

On Wednesday, Seton coach Rex Bowser said Bresnahan had the cast removed from his hand and is about a week away from practice, which means he could be able to play around Week 10 or the first round of the Div. IV playoffs.

Here comes the age-old debate between a longtime starter in Bresnahan and a guy (Gesicki) who’s been about as good as anyone could possibly be during Bresnahan’s injury. Ride the hot hand? Or give the starter his job back because he was injured?

Bowser said he’ll cross that bridge when they get there, but it’s going to be an awful but critical conundrum.


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