TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Leon football team was set to start their season at the end of September, but after a few COVID-19 cases, the Lions' start date was pushed back two weeks. It's been different, but it's a season senior Anthony Crowe isn't taking for granted.
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For Leon senior quarterback Anthony Crowe, this year has been anything but ordinary.
"In the summer, we thought we'd have a full season, 10 games," said Crowe. "Three weeks in, we only have two games left. It's crazy."
Crazy, but it's reality.
"You have to make do with what you have," Crowe said.
He's done just that. Crowe learned the ropes last season, and this year, he's QB1 for the Lions, a job he's proud to have.
"He can correct situations on the field that the coaches aren't able to do, or if the coach calls something that's a little off with the formation, he knows how to adjust it and make it right," said Garrett Jahn, the head football coach at Leon.
"It was a lot learning a new offense, not having time to rep it because we're always in meetings, six feet apart or we're at home quarantined," Crowe said. "It's a lot trying to learn a whole new offense in one season, but I think we're doing pretty good."
A big part of Crowe's success is his mind. He gets it on the field because he gets it in the classroom. Crowe has a 4.43 GPA.
"I have an older sister who's at UF right now," said Crowe. "She never got a B. I always have to do better than her."
"Sometimes, you can overthink with those guys," Jahn said. "No, he's been great."
"The games a little slower for me," said Crowe. "I can read ahead. See things people don't see."
As for Leon, three games in with Crowe steering the offense, things are starting to come together.
"Part of our success as a team is our confidence," Crowe said. "I think we gained a lot of that confidence last week. It should show on Friday night."
Confidence in a crazy year, thanks to QB1.
Crowe said if the opportunity to play at the next level comes, he'll take it and wants to study computer science.