BISMARCK, N.D. - Carson Wentz’s high school team is sitting in a pretty good place entering the AAA playoffs on Friday. The Patriots play Fargo Davies for a second time. In early October, Century beat the Eagles by 13 points.
With a handful of experienced seniors on this team, Head Coach Ron Wingenbach is relying on those guys to help guide the younger players in the playoffs.
"I would hope that as we now progress into the first round versus Davies, they're the type of players that the underclassmen have to look up to and say hey, this is the way we practice, now these next, hopefully three weeks, two weeks, whatever it is, they're the ones that have got to be the leaders, and they've got to be the ones that set the tone in practice," said Wingenbach.
One of the seniors who’s leading the way is their starting Quarterback, Jakob Olson, and he knows what it’s like to succeed, once you get past the regular season.
"The past couple of years have just been new experiences for the program, it's kind of took a 180 degree turn as we've kind of built a culture here, and you know that's what we're all about now, and going into the game on Friday, we just have to bring all that passion and all that hard work that we put in throughout the season into that game."
The Patriots kickoff at 7:00 CT on Friday following the Bismarck vs. Fargo South match-up at the Community Bowl. And tomorrow, Kaleigh Emery will put Jakob in the Sports Spotlight.