AOW: Baylor Scheierman of Aurora Football
What a string of events for Aurora's Baylor Scheierman.
Four touchdown passes, nearly 300 yards through the air, and this evening receiving an offer to play basketball at South Dakota State.
Beginning his first season as the starting quarterback on varsity, Baylor Scheierman led the Aurora Huskies into week three like a pro. Helping his team bring home the "W" over Waverly in dominating fashion 40–27.
"I always go into a game feeling pretty confident no matter who we're playing," Scheierman said. "It's just the mindset that I have, so going into the Waverly game was no different, just come out and attack and try to get the defense on the heels right away."
Those attacks on the Waverly defense came the air. Scheierman totaled 282 yards in passing on the night and set a new personnel best throwing four touchdowns in one game.
"I felt like I spread the ball around pretty equally," Scheierman continued. "Their were a few balls that I missed, but overall I think I had a pretty good performance."
"He's actually been really consisted for us all season long," head coach Kyle Peterson said. "He's been sort of a point guard on the football field for us, he's a great distributor and can throw the ball really well."
"On Friday night he really threw the vertical ball really well," Peterson continued. "I think we hit three long touchdowns on Friday and that makes the statistics look pretty good."
Having success with those numbers and leadership in football, Scheierman is reminded of the historic program he represents, in one of Nebraska's biggest football fanatic communities.
"It means a lot, you have a lot of people throughout the week telling you good job Friday," Scheierman stated. "It's always fun to hear their positive feedback, especially at the quarterback position you always have a lot of pressure to perform well."
"He's a really competitive kid and he really wants to understand the why's of what we're doing on the field," Peterson stated. "Understand why we're calling certain things in certain situations and he can really be a great distributor of the football."
Only needing 17 completions to distribute the rock through the air to achieve those yards and touchdowns, Scheierman has no fear being under center leading his team to victory.
"It's always a good feeling that you're the reason the lead is expanding," Scheierman said. "I mean you always want to be in that position to be that guy, at least I do."
The Huskies hit the road for the Panhandle in week four facing Scottsbluff Friday at 7:00pm.