Sports Spotlight on Trevor Zacher | VideoScott Westerberg | 9/26/2012
A quarterback`s list of duties can be long and complicated, but one task that`s usually not required is blocking.
"Most quarterbacks don`t do that. When people see that they`re really shocked and that`s kind of a match-up problem for most teams and you get ten guys blocking for one. Usually the quarterback just gets out of the way cause no one wants him to get hurt," Zacher said.
"I think he`s enjoying his role. It`s a little different than he had last year. He`s playing a little defense and we have him block, and he likes to think of himself as the best blocker on the team sometimes," said head coach Jim Dooley.
Zacher also excels at the more traditional quarterback skills, like throwing. He is a returning all-stater and has developed quite the rapport with his receivers.
"When the play breaks down he`s scrambling out of the pocket, we know where to find each other. He just throws it and I go get it," said Beulah Sr. WR/DB Cody Nelson.
While football can sometimes be a loud, intense sport, Zacher and the Miners prefer a little different approach.
"He`s a serious competitor, but he also has enough of a side where he`s a bit of a goof, and I think he can keep things kind of relaxed," Dooley said.
"If you look at me before a game I`m not going to rip a locker off the wall or anything. I just kind of stay loose. That`s kind of how most of us are. We stay loose the better we play instead of getting uptight and over think everything," Zacher said.
For all the Miners have accomplished this fall, it pales in comparison to last winter and spring. Beulah shocked North Star for the school`s first ever basketball title and then followed that up with the Miners first baseball championship since 1956. So what do Zacher and company have planned for an encore?
"Just try and keep winning championships, I guess. There`s kind of a bar set for us it seems like in every sport. As players we talk about it, I guess another championship, we want to. We know what it takes," Zacher said.
Because of last year`s success, Zacher and the Miners know they won`t be taking anyone by surprise this time around.
Zacher says he is still undecided about what he wants to do after high school, but he has hopes of playing something at the collegiate level.
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