“You see him maturing in front of your eyes,” coach Wade Standley said. “He’s getting better every week. For him to string some good games together like this is really good for his confidence.”
Confidence, or perhaps more accurately self-assurance, is not something Gavras lacks. He may be quiet off the field, but when he speaks his poise is evident, just as it is on the field. With North’s multiple formations on offense, Gavras never knows if he’s going to be on the field for the next snap. It’s something that would rattle the confidence of many quarterbacks, but something he calmly takes in stride.
“I know my role as a quarterback,” he said. “I’m out there to make smart decisions and do my job, but I don’t worry about not being out there every play. If I’m on the field, I’ll do what I can do. If I’m not, the coaches have a reason for that.”
It’s that sentiment that makes Gavras the “ultimate team player,” his coach said.
“He always puts the team first,” Standley said. “And he’s always ready when he’s called. As he continues to progress it opens up the throwing game for us, and that opens up the running. It brings another dimension to our offense.”
As the accolades begin to accumulate for Gavras, who hopes to continue playing football next year wherever he attends college, it’s easy for him to keep things in perspective.
“I was joking with the guys after this year’s Westmoore game that I’ve already made it farther than last year,” he said. “After the year off, it’s nice to be out there and find that groove and rhythm more and more each week. It’s been a good senior year so far.”
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