By Ray Hamill — If Will Omey enjoyed a stellar start to the season for St. Bernard’s in a 40-12 win over El Molino on Saturday, he certainly wasn’t alone.
Omey earned the starting quarterback job in the preseason after projected starter Bode Joyner broke his wrist playing baseball during the summer.
And he showed why on Saturday, running for a pair of touchdowns, passing for two more, and doing an effective job running the dominant Crusaders’ offense.
But Omey is still just one of three viable options head coach Matt Tomlin and his staff will have at quarterback this season.
In addition to Joyner, who suffered the injury to his non-throwing arm and is expected back for the second half of the season, senior co-captain Logan Simoni is another choice.
On Saturday, Simoni showed how dangerous he can be, throwing for a 36-yard TD to senior receiver Sebastian Taylor.
“He’s a physical runner, and he’s also an accurate passer,” Tomlin said of Simoni, who will see plenty of game time this season. “He gives us another option off the bench.”
St. Bernard’s hosts McKinleyville on Saturday at 1 p.m.
For a game report on Saturday’s matchup with the Lions check out Crusaders dominate El Molino in opener.