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Sharks QB Ben Burk Prepares for Comeback Season

By Sam Ritchie

Ben Burk is looking to make a point this year on the football field, hoping to lead this team to a district championship and more. Ben is a junior, he’s currently starting quarterback for the Sharks. Ben also started his sophomore season as QB and had some big wins and marvelous plays down the stretch. After a difficult 2021-2022 season Ben Burk led the team to a 4-6 record, but has big hopes for this year’s team.

Ben claimed, “The team this year has a lot of chemistry put together with lots of talent.” The pre-season looked good for the Sharks. Therefore, the Sharks are rolling into the season looking good, especially coming off a 19-0 win against Mandarin High School. Ben had lots of pressure his sophomore season, starting his first year on varsity in the Friday night lights. But this year he’s looking to make connections with his receivers on the field and good relationships with them off the field. Now, after a year of experience, he is feeling much more comfortable in the pocket, as well as with running the ball. Ben has hopes of playing college football at a division 1 level and has the work ethic to do so.

Ben, even in his middle school days, Ben was starting quarterback, He is constantly training with a QB specialist around the area, His hobbies consist of skill work training, lifting, eating out with friends, and going to the beach. Ben loves the competition and is looking forward to the Friday night support. He explains “the student section gets me adrenaline pumping.” His biggest focus every game is getting the win over everything. He is looking to have a big performance this year, and lead the Sharks to an undefeated record, also he would like to get revenge on Nease High School this year. Ben is a mobile Quarterback who likes to beat the defensive lineman on the run, but can throw a deep ball in tight spots. The receiver coach Rosendahl exclaims, “Ben is already looking way more in touch with his receivers and the chemistry is coming together quickly.” And a receiver Wyatt Rodgers explained, “Ben is looking better and really trying to throw us the deep ball this year.”

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