McGuinness quarterback Jacob Lewis remains confident despite early struggles

Lewis and the Irish got off to a rough start, going 0-2 and committing a lot of turnovers. But McGuinness got a much-needed 21-14 victory over Weatherford on Friday.
by Jacob Unruh Published: September 21, 2013
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photo - HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL / KOOPER RUMINER: Irish quarterback Jacob Lewis escapes grasp of Deer Creek defender Kooper (cq) Ruminer on his way  into the end zone to score McGuinness' first touchdown on this second quarter play. Deer Creek Antlers vs. Bishop McGuinness Fighting Irish at Pribil Stadium Friday night, Nov. 2, 2012.    Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL / KOOPER RUMINER: Irish quarterback Jacob Lewis escapes grasp of Deer Creek defender Kooper (cq) Ruminer on his way into the end zone to score McGuinness' first touchdown on this second quarter play. Deer Creek Antlers vs. Bishop McGuinness Fighting Irish at Pribil Stadium Friday night, Nov. 2, 2012. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman

McGuinness star quarterback Jacob Lewis isn't shaken by his recent struggles.

In fact, he remains confident in his abilities, and Friday's 21-14 win against Weatherford only reinforces that.

“We're fairly confident across the board,” said Lewis, who has thrown seven interceptions in just three games.

“I'm confident in my receivers, I'm confident in my offensive line, I'm confident in my own abilities. I'm not cocky because obviously two touchdown passes to however many interceptions is not very good. I'm not shaken or nervous or worried about anything, I'm just going to play the game as it comes to me.”

After an 0-2 start inexplicably marred by turnovers, 10th-ranked McGuinness' victory ended its worst opening stretch of a season in five years and restored some confidence.

The Irish have already committed 11 turnovers after just 20 last season, and most of those have Lewis' name attached to them.

Lewis, though, is just trying to push forward.

“It's tough to sit back there and see however many picks I have,” he said. “It's tough to look at that and be OK with it, but I've been trying to flush it lately, just going onto the next play, focus on the next call and hopefully go down and score.”

But Lewis' center isn't letting the blame fall squarely on the quarterback's shoulders.

“We've fumbled. I've had some bad snaps, I'll admit to that,” Luke Raczkowski said. “It's a team thing.”

“We just haven't been playing our brand of football. Since the Pigskin Preview we started putting the ball on the ground and we've been in a funk recently. We're working our way out of it, but it's taking a while.”

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by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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