HS FBall: Olson maturing into leadership role

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Jakob Olson is a senior, and he’s already accomplished a lot in his career. So we caught up with Century’s signal caller to see what keeps him in motivated to push forward.

“Last year, Century claimed their second straight state title. And for Jakob Olson, it was his first state title as the starting quarterback.

“Last year,” Olson said, “We weren’t supposed to be where we were. So you just never know what can happen.”

Jakob was a junior last year. This summer, he attended football camps and even played baseball to prep for the season.

“Gotta be able to make adjustments,” Olson said, “and just stay focused and keep that mindset and that goal of what we want to do.”

Jakob has matured in his three plus years of high school. The offensive leader wants to see the team succeed more than himself. It’s an aspect Coach Ron Wingenbach appreciates.

“He’s like another coach on the field,” Wingenbach said.

He’s also learned from the school’s previous quarterbacks.

“Being behind a guy like Dalton Feeney,” Olson said, “really helped me grow as a leader. I’ve had good mentors here, good coaches that have shown me the leadership path.”

Jakob is also a great athlete. Coach Ron Wingenbach will rely on his two-year starter to be the complete player this season.

“Not only his arm and his legs,” Wingenbach said, “but he’s a really good leader for us. He’ll do good in all three aspects for us.”

Jakob and the Century Partiots play Grand Forks Red River Sept. 1 at the Sanford Sports Complex.

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