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Athlete of the Week: Will Brunson

CAROLINA FOREST - For a high school sophomore, Will Brunson took on a large share of responsibility last year. Being named the starting quarterback of Carolina Forest is no simple task, especially in Class 4A play. While there were trying times, he's convinced he has come out of it a better player.

"Being the leader, it's a role the quarterback has to take," said Brunson, the junior QB. "And what I've learned is when you win you're the hero, and you're the villain when you lose. So you just have to learn to take it both ways."

He's not concerned about the miles on his arm either. In fact, he is set try and repeat the performances of a year ago, in which he set school records for most passing yards in a season with more than 2300, and in a game, when he tossed for 460 against Beaufort.

"Whatever it takes to get our team to win," he said. "If that requires throwing the ball a lot, then sure, the quarterback likes to throw it."

With a year of starting already underneath him, he hopes to make the job of coach Drew Hummel just a little easier this time around.

"it (makes you) a little more at ease when you know you have the 6'4" junior under center, and you've got him for another year at that, and he's pretty good," said Hummel. "He has a bright future ahead of him, he's being recruited by a lot of people, and he just needs to be the best leader he can be."

And Brunson's first chance to show everyone just how far he has come will be in week zero at Socastee.

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