L.C. QB Simmons has bright future

Originally Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:00 am on the Daily Nonpareil Online.

Tony Boone, tony.boone@nonpareilonline.com

There were some in Council Bluffs who were aware of Austin Simmons’ potential on the football field.

Everyone else found out on the first Thursday night of the season at Titan Stadium.

The buzz created by Simmons in a three-touchdown performance (two rushing, one passing) in Lewis Central’s 38-0 dismantling of Abraham Lincoln in late August hasn’t died down a bit.

Through three games, the sophomore quarterback has completed 77 percent of his passes (20 of 26) for 304 yards and three TDs. He’s also run for three scores for the Class 3-A No. 4 Titans.

And he’s done it while playing only every other down.


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