OTHER IHIGH SITES
Freshman quarterback Ian Boyd leading Apex football
October 12, 2012Tri-Nine Conference
APEX - Apex’s football team needed a spark. In the middle of a lopsided drubbing by Cary, first-year Cougars coach Joe Kilby turned to his team’s youngest player. Freshman quarterback Ian Boyd was brought into the game, whether his nerves were ready or not.
He didn’t throw a single pass. Instead, he dropped back, tucked the ball and ran – 10 times for 101 yards, accounting for all but 31 of the team’s total.
Four weeks later, Boyd, 14, is still learning the ups and downs of being the signal-caller at a 4A school. After leading the Cougars to an upset of Athens Drive, Boyd and Apex were stifled by Holly Springs the following Friday.
But Kilby is excited about the promise Boyd shows, mainly his ability to be cool under pressure. Freshman quarterbacks are not common, especially among Wake County 4A schools. The last was Connor Mitch at Wakefield in 2009.
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