Hornets’ Matthews shows growth, grasp of offense

Fulton senior quarterback Jake Matthews throws a pass during Friday night’s jamboree scrimmages at Blair Oaks in Wardsville.

Fulton senior quarterback Jake Matthews throws a pass during Friday night’s jamboree scrimmages at Blair Oaks in Wardsville. (Stephen Brooks/NEWS TRIBUNE photo)

WARDSVILLE — Jake Matthews probably didn’t expect to be Fulton’s starting quarterback heading into the 2010 season. But due to an unexpected departure by then-returning starter Lucas McCray, that is exactly the position Matthews found himself in.

Coming off a 1-9 season, the Hornets’ senior QB has now had a year to get used to the fact that it is his spot to lose.

And Matthews looks very comfortable in the role.

“He’s the guy and all through summer workouts and seven-on-seven, you could just tell,” Hornets head coach Pat Kelley said. “Even at the end of the school year, he’d ask questions about football and you could just tell he was assuming the role of leader of the football team, which a quarterback has to do.”

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