San Ramon Valley HS QB Joe Southwick (Danville, QB) has led his team to three straight victories…
Southwick And Teammates Look To Rebound
"Dropped passes are a way to lose a ballgame," he said. "You can't make mistakes against De La Salle. We had our chances," he added. The San Ramon Valley coaches decided to let some of their younger players get some action after De La Salle extended their lead to 42-7. "I'm feeling it today," he said. "I took some hard hits."
The game was certainly much closer than the score indicated. San Ramon Valley was down 20-7 in the third quarter. They simply couldn't keep up the scoring pace. "We couldn't get on the scoreboard enough to match them," he said.
The loss to De La Salle extended the losing streak to three games. Southwick hopes to rally his teammates in the face of adversity. He did some scouting last week as he attended Monte Vista's home game. "We're playing Monte Vista this week," he said. "They are 7-1. I like our matchup against them."
San Ramon Valley vs. Monte Vista is perhaps the best rivalry in the Bay Area. "It was recently voted the best rivalry in the Bay Area," he said. "There will be about 10,000 people at the game," he added.
The gameplan for San Ramon Valley is simple. "We have to execute better," he said. "There's no questioning the heart and passion. It's just execution. Got to limit their big plays."
Southwick (6'2, 185) still keeps in close contact with the coaches at Boise State. "I talk to Coach Harsin once a week," he said. "I talked to him right before the game. He just told me to go out there and play hard."
Joe is hoping the Broncos get the formula needed for a BCS Bowl bid. "I watched the Utah game," he said. "The Broncos just need to keep winning. I hope Utah drops a game," he added.
Southwick plans on being fully conditioned before arriving in Boise next summer. "I'm going to play basketball after football," he said. "That'll take care of conditioning and then I'll hit the weight room. Just do what the coaches want me to do. Stay fresh."
Leadership skills always shine the brightest in the face of adversity. Southwick welcomes that challenge and he plans on leading his team to a victory this week. That display of character is also another important aspect when looking for your future QB. Southwick possesses that quality and that makes him an excellent fit for the Broncos.
BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Joe Southwick throughout his senior season.
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