Quarterback Wesley Ross, the newest addition to the Bruce Trojans’ football team, said he’s feeling right at home and is excited about what’s to come this season for the Blue and Gold.
“We’ve got a really good team. I believe we have the potential to go all the way,”Ross said. “I feel like we have athletes than can beat any team. We just have to play four full quarters and we can be as good as anybody.”
Ross, 5’11”, 200 pound junior, played last season at South Pontotoc. He completed 11-21 passes for 123 yards last Friday night in his debut with the Trojans – a 28-20 loss at North Pontotoc.
“I thought Wesley played well for us,” Bruce Coach James Ray said. “He converted some big third downs for us in the first half. We had some timing issues at different points in the game, but that will improve with more time in the offense.”
Ross said he’s getting more comfortable with the offense, which isn’t all that different from what he ran at South, except for the terminology.
“I’m still learning the terminology, but I love the offense,” Ross said. “I’m getting more time to throw than I was used to before and we have a lot of great athletes to throw to here.”
When asked what he needs to work on most, Ross said not getting too focused on one receiver.
“I need to do a better job of going through all my reads. I need to do a better job of picking up the blitz, too.”
Ross said he’s anxious for this Friday night to roll around to get back on the field after last week’s season opening loss to the Vikings.
“This week has been the best week of practice we’ve had this year,” Ross said. Everybody’s working hard to get better.”