What a difference a year makes.
Last fall Scottsdale Christian Academy quarterback Grant Schreyer did far more watching than playing. He found himself down the Eagles’ depth chart behind prized freshman Jack Miller who posted video game-like numbers during SCA’s 10-3 season.
Then opportunity knocked.
In January, Miller transferred down Shea Blvd. to Chaparral and another promising quarterback, Jake Havens left for Desert Mountain.
Suddenly, the keys to the Eagles’ offense were turned over to Schreyer who only saw spot duty on varsity last season as a sophomore.
Proud that we’ve scored on Offense, Defense, & Special Teams in each of our first 3 games…5 Defensive scores and 4 special teams TDs
— Chuck Gibbs (@ChuckGibbs) September 2, 2017
Head coach Chuck Gibbs had an idea this fall to help his junior quarterback become better acquainted with the SCA offense, which was altered to more of a run-based look this off-season.
“Our JV team is 4-0,” Gibbs said with a confident grin to Sports360AZ.com. “Grant is our offensive coordinator. So we let him call the plays. That helps him understand our game and our system better. It’s been fun.”
What’s also been fun for Gibbs has been watching his young signal-caller improve from week-to-week for the 8-2 Eagles.
“My career started as a back-up basically,” Schreyer explained to Sports360AZ.com. “I had to put in work and I had to keep getting better.”