After losing star quarterback Colton Bower to graduation, the North Kitsap Vikings are looking for their next starting QB.
Still undecided, coach Jeff Weible used two quarterbacks in their season opener against Mount Tahoma Sept. 3 to see if senior Beau Pahrmann or junior Cole Edwards would come out on top.
After winning 29-14, Weible still isn’t sure. He does not have a clear starter for next week yet.
“We are going to keep doing that until one separates themself,” Weible said. “They are both great kids and have strengths and weaknesses. They both work hard and gotten better since the spring. It’s a good problem to have. The team believes in them both.”
Weible said both started out slow against Mount Tahoma. “I thought both guys played well at times and both made mistakes at times. Once we got the momentum a bit and the two got the butterflies out, they played a lot better.”
In the first half, both struggled. Even though the Vikings led 10-7 at the intermission, neither quarterback found the endzone. Instead, the Vikings scored a touchdown on the opening kickoff and kicked a 45-yard field goal to end the half. In between, each quarterback marched the Vikings into the red zone before coughing the ball over to the Thunderbirds.
“We had two interceptions and left some points there,” Weible said. “However, our coaches made great adjustments, and both of our quarterbacks played better in the second half.”
Pahrmann led the Vikings to the 1-yard line before running back Carter Dungy scored. In addition, Pahrmann made magic happen with his feet, running into the endzone to boost the score to 22-7.
Edwards dominated in the air attack. On his final drive, Edwards threw two passes to wide receiver Logan Sloman for a combined 25 yards. Plus, he added to his stat sheet with a 13-yard rushing touchdown to give the Vikings the final score of 29-14.