Charlotte (N.C.) Vance quarterback Kingsley Ifedi hit the ground running this past week, throwing for almost 500 yards and six touchdowns.
Ifedi said the performance was a very good confidence booster for his team and him and that it was a big win.
"It felt great," said Ifedi. "We were battle-tested early. It made me a better leader. I had to keep my guys motivated throughout the game and finish with a big win."
However, his performance is no surprise to him as Ifedi has set the bar high for himself and expects to execute at a high level all season.
"Stat-wise, I was expecting to put up those numbers," said Ifedi. "But this year, I am focused on how to be a great leader no matter what the scoreboard says."
Ifedi has high aspirations for his final season in high school, as he wants nothing less than to bring home a state championship.
"My mindset is nothing less than leading this Vance team to a state championship," said Ifedi. "I also want to have the time of my life and just stay healthy."
The final stat line for the 6-foot-3 210-pound senior was 495 total yards, with 152 yards rushing, and six touchdowns.