After starting the season with consecutive losses, Maine South has won six straight with Brian Collis as the starting quarterback. Those wins have contributed to the Hawks’ 64 game Central Suburban League winning streak. Kate Hedlin reports for High School Cube News:
Two weeks into the season, Maine South’s Brian Collis was his team’s backup quarterback. Now, the sophomore is coming off a career-best game and hoping to help the Hawks make a deep playoff run.
Collis threw for a career-best four touchdowns in a 35-0 victory over Evanston on Friday, completing his first seven passes en route to finishing 17-for-27 for 197 yards.
“We’re trying to play to his strengths,” Hawks coach Dave Inserra said. “Sometimes you forget the kid’s only a sophomore. He’s only (15) years old, but he’s very poised and he’s seeing the field really well.”
Inserra has been complimentary of Collis’ arm strength and throwing ability since the beginning of the season. Collis showed why in the victory over the Wildkits, throwing for two touchdowns in the first quarter alone.
It has been a crazy run for Collis, who had never played in a varsity game until Inserra made him the starter in Week 3 against Glenbrook South. However, Collis said that with each game he is growing more confident.
“I’m getting a little more comfortable each week,” he said. “My timing with my receivers is improving. My vision on the field is getting better. At first it was about getting used to playing at a varsity level, but now I’m just feeling more confident about what I’m doing. The game has been slowing down, which has helped.”