Seton likely to share some QB snaps
Shared time – to some degree – could be the M.O. at Seton Catholic, even as the Setinels begin what could be a deep playoff run in Division IV.
After missing six weeks with a broken hand, 2012-incumbent starting QB Ryan Bresnahan returned to action last week in a win against Bourgade Catholic.
Bresnahan was 2 of 5 for 72 yards and a touchdown pass in seven snaps. His replacement, David Gesicki, was 17 of 23 for 223 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
Since Bresnahan was injured during a loss to Tempe Prep in Week 3, Gesicki has completed 73 percent of his passes for 1,520 yards, 21 touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s also shown flashes of mobility.
But Seton coach Rex Bowser said Wednesday that both should see action going forward. How much they’ll share snaps remains to be seen depending on the game and “if someone has a real hot hand.”
Bowser noted Bresnhan’s hand and arm weren’t quite 100 percent, but that a mistake or two by one won’t lead to a quick leash given both QB’s proved capabilities.
“There’s no set plan in this number of plays and switch,” Bowser said. “David will start and play and alternate. With those two guys I’m not worried about having a bad game, I don’t see that happening.”
Eric Probst, who began the season as the Sentinels’ starting running back, also returned to action against Bourgade Catholic last week with seven carries for 77 yards. Bowser said Probst, who missed four weeks with injury, hasn’t practiced yet this week because of an unknown illness, but are hoping he returns to practice either Wednesday or Thursday. The Sentinels are also hoping another offensive lineman returns next week (if there is a next week).
The Sentinels host Chinle (whom they beat 73-18 to begin the 2011 playoffs) this week before an interesting matchup with either Mingus or Coolidge in the quarterfinals.