Hedrick And Central March Toward Title

Central HS QB Grant Hedrick (Independence, OR) became the second Bronco commitment in the 2010 class back in June. He and his teammates have racked up five straight wins since the opening game loss to Marist and they have their sights set on a rematch in the state championship. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his season to date and his future as a Bronco.

Central HS QB Grant Hedrick (Independence, OR) became the second Bronco commitment in the 2010 class back in June. The future Bronco is still firm in his commitment and excited about his future at Boise State. "I'm 100% committed," he said. "I talk to Coach (Bryan) Harsin twice a week. We mainly just talk about how we are doing and how they are doing," he added.

Hedrick (6'1, 183, 4.56) committed to Boise State in late June following an excellent performance at the Bronco camp. He called and thanked the other schools that recruited him and hasn't heard from any other schools since that time. "I haven't heard anything from other schools," he said. "I'm glad about that."

The Broncos have jumped up to #6 in the polls and Grant likes seeing that ranking in ESPN: The Magazine. "It's great," Hedrick said in reference to the ranking. "It's cool to see that Boise State is ranked at #5 or #6 in the ESPN magazine. I hope they can keep it going."

Grant and his teammates have been on fire since a loss at Marist to begin the season. The Panthers have won five straight and one of those wins includes a victory two weeks ago over the defending state champions in Astoria. "They beat us last year in the semis pretty good," Hedrick said. "We wanted to show them how good we really are. It was back and forth and I got the last TD with about two minutes left. Our defense then stepped up and stopped them on downs." That win was huge for the Panthers as Astoria has only lost three homes games in the last five years.

The future Bronco will now lead his team in a matchup against Highline HS this weekend. "We play Highline this weekend," he said. "They are from Seattle and a pretty decent team. It should be a good game. I think we've just got to do what we've been doing. We have to put up points and rely on our defense to get the ball back."

The standout QB garnered Second Team All-State honors last season and it appears he's in the driver's seat for even more this season. "I think I'm more balanced this season in terms of passing and rushing," he said. "I average around 250 yards passing, 100 yards rushing, 4 TDs passing, and 2 TDs rushing," Hedrick added.

The stats are great but the goal is to win a state championship. "Just win state," he said. "I just want to do what I can to help the team win. I want us to reach our potential and keep getting better."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Grant Hedrick throughout his senior season.

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