DECATUR, Ala. — Last week, Decatur Heritage shut out Shoals Christian, running away with a 46-0 win. Propelling the Eagles to victory, a monstrous performance from quarterback Brayden Kyle.
“I feel like I did better on the little things like with that being footwork and reads and staying in the pocket,” said Kyle. “I feel like I did a better job of reading things and not just forcing things. But there's still much improvement I can have and I just got to get better each week.”
Kyle completed 75% of his passes, throwing for 206 yards while tallying 4 total touchdowns, a stat line that earned him our First Down Friday Night Week 4 MVP sponsored by Whataburger.
“That sounds awesome,” Kyle said. “There's no better sound than that right there.”
“Kids follow him,” said Decatur Heritage Head Football Coach, Steve Meek. “He's a good leader and just a tremendous quarterback and athlete. He's great in basketball, he could be great in baseball if he chose to play that. Tried to get him to come back to baseball. But he's got a big arm. Tremendous quarterback. Going to be playing on Saturdays somewhere next year, that's for sure.”
A dual-threat quarterback with a heavy skillset; it’s no surprise who Kyle grew up idolizing.
“Cam Newton is my biggest one. I'm an Auburn fan so I loved watching him. I feel like I got close. I'm not as big as him. He's 6’5, 260. I'm 6’2, 225. But I feel like I play with the same type of passion he has and the same type of emotion. So that's really a big one that I love.”