Striking a Cord: Sunrise Mountain QB Dominant in Team’s Undefeated Season

Chase Cord is one of the more established quarterbacks in the state.  He logged some significant time as a freshman in 2013, and had a sophomore year where he threw for 33 touchdowns to just five interceptions.  This year, the Sunrise Mountain quarterback has helped lead the Mustangs to a 9-0 start in Division III, throwing for 41 touchdowns and rushing for 10, including eight total touchdowns in a 72-28 win over Kellis Friday night.

Watch one drive for the Mustangs, and it’s obvious Cord is a seasoned vet.

“He’s awesome. I mean he’s the real deal,” Sunrise Mountain head football coach James Carter said. “He’s probably the MVP of our team, but he’s humble. He doesn’t take all the credit. He tells his offensive lineman thanks. His wide receivers do a good job too.”

He’s grown tremendously from last year to this year. The thing I like about him is he is coachable.  You get on him, and he takes the blame.  He doesn’t blame anyone else. He’s a great kid.”

His coach is thrilled with his growth so far, and looks forward to his progression this postseason and the following season.

“I’m excited.   It makes us all happy,” Carter said. “We have a great team though; it’s not just one guy. Collectively together, our players play hard together, and they play hard for him because he is a leader and he’s humble.”

The 6-foot-3 185 pound junior can beat you with his legs if need be, and is highly accurate with his passing. Knowing these two things means it is no surprise that he styles his game after Robert Griffin III, specifically when he won the Heisman trophy at Baylor. While CC10 doesn’t have the same ring to it as RG3, it’s evident the two quarterbacks’ styles of play are similar.

Cord received his first offer last week from Arizona Christian University. It’s safe to say more offers should follow.

“It was definitely exciting,” Cord said. “Coach (Carter) helped me get it, and I was really excited that day. I made sure told my family, talked to my family about it. It’s a really exciting start to this journey.”

But before he can continue that journey, he needs to lead his team through the Division III playoff picture.  But the mindset for the remainder of the season is simple for Cord.

“Outwork everyone every week,” Cord said. “Monday through Thursday we need to make it happen.”

If this Friday was any indication of things to come, the Mustangs will continue to make it happen on any day of the week as they continue their undefeated season.