A five-star start for Reggie Bonnafon

Trinity High School senior Reggie Bonnafon – a University of Louisville football commitment – had a spectacular debut as the starting varsity quarterback for the Shamrocks on Friday night. Cardinal Authority has the details of his stellar game and talked with Bonnafon about the effort after the contest.

The University of Louisville's first commitment in the Class of 2014 – Reggie Bonnafon – turned in a dazzling effort in his first varsity start.

Bonnafon, a senior quarterback who committed to the Cardinals in January, completed 22 of 29 passes for 379 yards and four touchdowns as the Shamrocks rolled over Fort Thomas Highlands in a scrimmage on Friday night at Trinity.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Bonnafon threw for 320 yards and three TDs in the first half of the scrimmage, which Trinity won 48-21. Bonnafon only played two and a half of the three quarters of the varsity scrimmage.

"I think I did pretty good," Bonnafon said with a smile. "But there's always things that I can work on and I am ready to come in tomorrow and get better.

"It was a lot of fun and now we just have to keep getting better."

Bonnafon threw a mix of bubble screens, short passes and passes down the field, including a 49-yard strike to Cody Swabek where he threw it 59 yards in the air. Swabek, the son of former U of L running back Craig Swabek, had 10 catches for 139 yards and two TDs in the contest.

Bonnafon said that before the game he sent a text message saying ‘Thank you,' to Travis Wright, who won three state titles as Trinity's quarterback and is now a freshman at Florida International.

"These past three years, I had to be humble and wait my turn," Bonnafon said. "I learned a lot from Travis and I just wanted to say thanks. I had to come out here tonight and just try and do what I had learned."

Bonnafon, a dual-threat quarterback, had over 40 total touchdowns on the freshman team at Trinity. He was the backup and starting JV quarterback as a sophomore. He completed 6 of 8 passes for 280 yards and one TD on the varsity level. As a junior, he played wide receiver and was the backup quarterback.

He caught 37 passes for 509 yards and six touchdowns and completed 4 of 4 passes for 42 yards and three touchdowns as a QB.

Bonnafon ranks as the No. 19 quarterback in the nation by Scout.com prior to starting a game on the varsity level. But he said even with the added pressure of already being committed, he didn't feel any pressure.

"I felt pretty relaxed today, Bonnafon said. "I went home after school and sat there and thought about what I had to do out there.

"I think it's pretty funny sometimes what people think about it all. I just have to stay humble and keep working, hopefully it pays off."

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