Tot all Nebraska high school football teams subscribe to the “establish the run game first” philosophy every season and the year 2020 is no different. Each new high school season inevitably brings a new wave of gun slinging, air raid quarterbacks along with their stable of receivers, and this year certainly has the usual number of field generals who will light up the evening skies with their aerial circus shows.
There really isn’t a specific Class or brand of football these “passing teams” are restricted too because these fire balling quarterbacks are scattered pretty evenly throughout 11-Man, Eight-Man, and Six-Man football here in Nebraska. So let’s take a look at our first wave of our Nebraska prep football’s gun slinging Quarterbacks and their favorite targets.
Jarrett Synek-Hastings – Only returning Quarterback in the state that threw for over 2,000 yards last season. The Tiger ace led his team to a Class B quarterfinal appearance in 2019, throwing for 2,524 yards and 29 TDs with only 4 INTs along the way. The now 6-0, 195 scrambler also set an 11-Man record for the Most Touchdown Passes in a Game when he fired 9 scoring tosses in a Hastings 64-56 win over Beatrice on October 18th of last year.
If you think Synek was outstanding in 2019, brace yourself for this upcoming 2020 season. The Tiger sharpshooter has his top FOUR receivers coming back. That’s 2,150 yards and 22 TDs worth of his 2019 total back for more. I do the math for you. Jarrett returns 4 receivers that accounted for 88.7% of his passing yardage and 75% of his 29 TDs……The Hastings offense is ready to rock and roll in 2020.