What if Lamar Jackson Stayed?

Matthew Leto, Sports Editor

Lamar Jackson is undoubtedly the front runner for the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore. Jackson has thrown for 3,109 passing yards, racking up 28 passing touchdowns in the process. Jackson has scrambled for 1,367 rushing yards, with 19 rushing touchdowns. Jackson had combined for 4,476 and 47 total touchdowns.

The standout Sophomore has led the Louisville Cardinals to a 9-2 record, with a shot at making the College Football Playoff.

Lamar started his high school career at our very own Santaluces high school for his first two years, then, transferred to Boynton High.

Jackson is most known for a touchdown he scored in high school at Boynton Beach, in which he ran out of the pocket, evades a tackle, stops right before the end zone and watches the defender completely miss on a tackle, while JacksonĀ just casually walks in for the score.

Jackson in 2014, led the Boynton Tigers to the regional quarterfinals, a feat that has not been accomplished by Santaluces in quite some time.

If Jackson would not have left before his junior year, there is no telling what Jackson and our football team could have done with the opportunity. Jackson is arguably the best quarterback in the nation, and we could have had him on our football team.

As a four year student at Santaluces, it would have been exciting to have seen Jackson start under center as a Chief.