Mendon improved to 5-0 and 1-0 in St. Joseph Valley League play after Friday’s 70-0 home win over Bronson.
JoeInsider.com special contributor Dan Murphy sat down with Hornets coach John Schwartz to talk about junior quarterback Jordan Medich’s rapid transformation from a game manager to a real passing threat over the last two weeks and other aspects of the program.
Medich completed 11 of 13 passing attempts (mostly in the first half) for 215 yards and five touchdowns.
On the game in general:
When the score got a little out of hand there our kids still played hard. In games like this kids let up a little bit and can get hurt. They played hard the whole game. Our goal is to try and get a little better every week, and I think even with the way the score was we got better. A lot of kids got to play and our JV … every kid that was on the sideline got on the field.
On passing more as the season moves along:
“We need to throw the ball because we’re going to need to down the road. Our pass blocking still has to improve. Our quarterback did an awesome job tonight and we want to see him continue to do that, which means we really need to work on that in practice. We did the last week; we worked a lot harder at pass protection, receivers running the correct routes and the quarterback standing in the pocket and delivering the ball.”
On how well Medich has handled his role:
“We knew he was capable. He’s a good athlete. We knew he was going to [be good] but he just needs time to grasp everything. There’s a lot going on; our offense can do a lot of different things. He needs to be in control out there and lead the team down the field. I thought it was awesome. He did a really nice job.”
On his team’s stifling pass defense against Bronson:
“They did a good job of getting their drops and reading their keys. We had pressure on the quarterback. He had to hurry. They were in the right spot at the right time.”
Logan Slaughter recruiting update
Hornets junior offensive/defensive tackle Logan Slaughter has already heard from schools like Nebraska, Indiana, Princeton, Pittsburgh and Mid-American Conference programs Buffalo, Akron, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan. The 6-foot-4, 265-pounder is now also getting attention from Wisconsin, Harvard, Missouri, Toledo and Cincinnati, he said. The Badgers sent Slaughter a camp flyer and letters recently arrived from the other schools.