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KATC's Senior Spotlight: North Vermilion's Dale Martin

1st year as starting quarterback
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Posted at 11:27 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 00:31:50-04

Like many senior athletes, Dale Martin didn't know if he would be able to finish his final year of high school doing what he loves.

“Throughout high school, I’ve always played football, basketball, and baseball. I was going to run track last year, but COVID canceled it, so I wasn’t able to do it," said senior quarterback Dale Martin.

However, when it comes to football, the North Vermilion Patriots got the green light, meaning a big season for the new starting quarterback, focused on perfecting his position.

“Well, last year I was more of a receiver. So, this year I’m a starter quarterback. We’re more of a passing offense this year," said Martin.

Week 1 didn't go as planned for the Patriots, starting the season with a loss against Ascension, but after week 3, North Vermilion seems to have the offensive kinks out.

“Obviously, last Saturday helped us a lot because we were able to move the ball. We gave it to our good players and let them do their work, and it actually worked for us better.”

The goal is to continue to improve on last years 5-6 overall record, and head coach Brett Blakey says he's confident he picked the right guy to lead the way.

“He’s fun to be around. He doesn’t get too down on himself. He’s always bringing a great attitude. I think we did a great job making sure he was our quarterback.”