Athlete of the week: Kinzer running wild for ColomeSophomore Terrance Kinzer lined up as a wide receiver for much of his freshman season with the Colome high school football team, Cowboys coach Kevin Keiser said Monday evening.
By: Travis Mester, The Daily Republic
Sophomore Terrance Kinzer lined up as a wide receiver for much of his freshman season with the Colome high school football team, Cowboys coach Kevin Keiser said Monday evening.
Kinzer was the backup quarterback to then-senior Zach Harter.
Now, it is Kinzer taking the snaps in the Colome option offense.
“I’m starting to get more used to the reads and knowing what I need to do and when I need to do it,” Kinzer said.
Apparently his decision making was at an all-time high Friday night.
Kinzer rushed nine times for 248 yards and four touchdowns — he also threw for 47 yards on 2-of-5 passing — to lead the Cowboys to a 60-16 victory over Plankinton.
For his efforts, Kinzer has been selected as The Daily Republic’s athlete of the week, an award voted on by the newspaper’s sports staff.
“Terrance did a good job (Friday night),” Keiser said. “He called some audibles at the line of scrimmage and one of them ended up in a long touchdown. … With his speed, if he gets the corner, he’s usually gone.”
Kinzer scored on runs of 43 and 87 yards in the second quarter. He added scoring runs of 49 and 24 yards in the third quarter.
The Colome offense runs the option “about 70 percent of the time,” Keiser said.
“The ball is in his hands and he has to make a lot of choices,” Keiser added. “He is only a sophomore and he is growing up fast.”
Kinzer runs the option with full back Jake Hrabanek and running backs Michael Rohde and Andrew Odden.
The Cowboys are 3-2 so far this season behind the firepower those four can put together.
“Our line is going to need to keep stepping it up like they have been and hopefully things keep opening up for us,” said Kinzer, a 6-foot, 170-pounder.
Two weeks ago, Kinzer had 86 yards on 16 rushing attempts against Corsica/Stickney. He also competed four passes for 148 yards.
He also had a game earlier this year in which he had 140 yards rushing and two touchdowns in a come-from-behind victory over Gregory.
Kinzer and Colome play Sunshine Bible Academy on Friday in Miller and then have their bye week before closing their season against Kadoka Area (Oct. 14) and White River (Oct. 20.