Wildcats Football QB Coach Says Spring Football is Very Important for His Varsity Signal Callers
The Wildcats’ football team has two players vying to be the starting varsity quarterback during spring workouts. They are Junior to be Kaden Walker, who is 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, and senior to be Noe Ponce. Wildcats Quarterback Coach Mike Meador said he expects big things from Wallace. He said Wallace will surprise people how fast he can run when he has to. Coach Meador called Ponce a savvy player and a gamer who can make plays. Both players have strong arms. Coach Meador said Ponce may also play as a defensive back, a slot receiver and perhaps as a punter. He said spring football is very important for both quarterbacks who lack varsity experience. Coach Meador said they are learning reads and are developing a deeper understanding of the offense. He said spring football may well be more important for quarterbacks than any other position on the team. Coach Meador also has a couple of players competing for JV quarterback. He likes both Ty Stroud, who played some on the JV last year and Matthew Sherman, who got reps as the freshman team quarterback last season after Stroud was moved up to the JV after injuries to Wallace.