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Junior Jordan Minter Become FHN’s Starting Quarterback

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By Max Brewer

Francis Howell North’s starting varsity quarterback Jordan Minter has been playing football for eight years, but he has only been playing quarterback for three years. Minter was the starting junior varsity football quarterback his freshman year, then during his sophomore year he doubled as the backup quarterback for the varsity football team under Senior Marshall Swope. His junior year, Minter got the big bump to starting quarterback for the varsity team while also taking on the role of a team captain. 

“My biggest role on the team is to lead them on the field as one of our team captains,” Minter said. 

Having not played quarterback before high school, Swope and North’s coaches were able to mold Minter into the Lamar Jackson-type of quarterback he is today.

“I think Marshall being able to mentor him helped a lot,”  Assistant Varsity Coach Matt Couch said. “ Marshall was a great quarterback, and I think them working together and just wanting the best for the program helped with the competition aspect. I think Marshall was a great teacher towards Minter and he has kind of taken control of that and learned a lot from him and from all the coaches too, so I think Marshall played a big role in forming Minter into the player he is today.”

 Minter is sitting pretty at a 50 percent completion rate out of 22 attempts, and a 91.818 passer rating through four games (As of 9/22/21) according to stlhighschoolsports.com. Minter looks to lead the team alongside the other captains Junior Ian Kelly and Senior Jayden Frey to a winning season.

“I hope to get some more wins this season and I just look forward to getting out onto the field and playing some more,” Minter said. “We just need to keep our offense rolling more than we have been, we need to make more stops on defense, and just keep putting points on the board.”