Quinn Cook may still be the starting quarterback for Bishop Luers entering Week 2, but coach Kyle Lindsay said he will continue to rotate in Noah Wezensky at times, much like he did in the Week 1 loss to Snider.
“Both of them ran the No. 1 offense well leading up to last Friday,” Lindsay said. “We want to let Quinn get into the flow of the game, but we also want to get Noah involved because he has earned time on the field.”
The senior Cook started against the Panthers last week, with Wezensky first entering the game midway through the second quarter. The duo went back and forth at quarterback before Wezensky, a sophomore, played for most of the fourth quarter in the 34-12 defeat.
Lindsay pointed to the seven turnovers committed by the Knights as a reason for the two-quarterback approach, but not because of the performance of either Cook or Wezensky.
Six of Luers' seven turnovers came on the first, second or third plays of a drive.
“There were a couple forced throws, but I told Quinn he didn't even get a chance to show his strengths on the field because we had those turnovers so early,” Lindsay said.
Cook finished the game 7-of-17 for 56 yards and an interception. Wezensky went 8-of-15 passing for 117 yards and a pick.
Lindsay hopes to develop a consistent plan going forward with his pair of talented quarterbacks. Communication with both Cook and Wezensky is key to both understanding what their roles will be heading into Friday's game against Northrop.
“Quinn is still the starter. He has earned that in every way imaginable,” Lindsay said. “What we did with both of the quarterbacks didn't work out on Friday, but we didn't give ourselves much of a chance.”
Whether Bishop Luers goes through the entire season with a two-quarterback system or settles on one will be Lindsay's decision, and and it is a question he is not ready to answer.
“That is the big question, and it is one I cannot give an answer to,” Lindsay said. “If one of them gets hot, gets on a roll with the ball … maybe one will take over.
“But the good thing about having two good quarterbacks in a program is that if somebody takes over and takes the reins as a starter, we have somebody waiting with experience and confidence.”