Last season Spencer Sumpter threw for over 1800 yards and 14 touchdowns for Pleasure Ridge Park (Ky.). Sumpter had a big game in limited action last weekend and looks to be a player to watch in Jefferson County this season.
Sumpter threw for 251 yards, four touchdowns and one rushing touchdown against cross-town opponent, Valley High.
“I feel like I did pretty good. I was only in for a half. But passing wise, I did pretty good. And I had a couple of good runs,” he continued.
The 6-foot-2, 186-pound junior camped at Kentucky this summer where he thought he performed pretty well. Sumpter has been working on his footwork the most and his strengths as a player mostly include intangibles.
“I think my leadership (is my strength). My ability to take control of my team on the field. I am able to lead my team,” he said.
Sumpter hopes to lead his team deep into the 6A playoffs this season and he believes there’s a chance they can pull off a big season.
“I’m looking forward to trying to take my team to state and go undefeated. We have enough talent on our team and dedication. We could probably meet up with Trinity,” said Sumpter.
But Sumpter isn’t looking ahead to Trinity. He also has a rivalry game on his mind.
“The Butler game. It’s a big school rival. The whole thing that happened last year with the kick return touchdown at the end. There’s a big hatred between those schools,” he finished.