Not only does Jacksonville State have a new head coach for the 2013 season, they will also have a new quarterback. And if today is any indication, sophomore Eli Jenkins could be the team’s week 1 starter.
The Birmingham native was a combined 10-of-19, throwing for 194 yards with a touchdown in stints with both offenses. His first pass was an 85-yard touchdown strike to Wesley Warren on the Red team’s first play from scrimmage.
It wasn’t all positive for the sophomore, who also threw two interceptions.
“I think this was Jenkins’ night,” head coach Bill Clark said, “and if we had not turned it over I think this really would have been his night. When he came out and had the explosive first play, you really see his athleticism and how he can move (and) he has a great arm.”
All four quarterbacks who played in today’s game are sophomore’s and freshman.
Freshman Kyle West was 11-27 for 102 yards, and also threw two picks. Freshman Tyler Will was 4-7 for 59 yards for the Red team, with one interception. Sophomore Steven Coates threw just three passes, connecting on two for 24 yards.