After an overtime loss in the state title game a year ago University School is poised to accomplish…
Holcombe Has One-Track Mind
"Sorry about my voice," said a raspy Gunnar Holcombe. "I lost it at practice. We run a no-huddle offense and I was yelling." Holcombe runs the Suns' no-huddle offense to perfection, as University is 11-0 on the year. Holcombe has completed a sizzling 67.5% of his passes (141-of-209) for 2,088 yards and 27 touchdowns (with only seven picks). He's gotten better as the year has progressed, too. Holcolmbe hasn't been intercepted in a month. Last week, he was on fire vs. Red Lion Christian Academy of Delaware, firing 29 completions in 36 attempts for 347 yards and three touchdowns. His season high of 362 yards came in the second game of the season vs. Goose Creek (SC). "I have offers from Buffalo, Western Michigan, Central Michigan and Marshall," said Holcombe. "Really, I'm keeping my options open and trying to focus on finishing with a state championship. Last year, we were one point away from winning state (University lost to Trinity Catholic, 56-55). "We can't get complacent. We have to keep our poise, play confident, and try to do our jobs. Last week's game (against Red Lion, the top-ranked team in Delaware) was a good test. Nothing against Cardinal Newman (this week's first round playoff opponent), but we should win if everyone stays poised and does their job. We have more depth than they do. We just need to play the game to the best of our ability." Holcombe doesn't have any favorites or official visits planned yet, and he has an ideal mindset when it comes to his recruitment. "Everything happens for a reason. If I do right and live for God, I believe he will put the right school in front of me," Holcombe explained. "I'm not going to stress about it." Holcombe enjoys tossing the football to a talented receiving corps that includes Daniel Braverman and Jordan Cunningham.
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