Last season, paced by 2016 quarterback, Matt Lynch, the Legacy Lightning went 6-4. With an opener less than a week away against local rival Broomfield, Lynch, who verballed to UCLA this past spring talks about his team and their prospects for the upcoming season.
Excitedly, Lynch reports Legacy is, “looking really good! We look sharp with lots of seniors returning.” Included in the list of returnees and players to watch are linemen Blake Jumps and Wyatt Carlson tight ends Derek Coleman, Logan Paulson, running back Evan Baugh, receivers Jack Ruscher, Dalton Royer and Lynch’s little brother Ryan.
Lynch feels the strong senior presence and returning experience will help Legacy, “battle adversity when things are not going our way.” Now a senior Lynch as the quarterback is willing and able to handle the responsibility of, “Leading this team in the right direction! Making sure everyone is on board and has the same goal. Staying positive to keep the team positive and take our team deep in the playoffs, and make a run for our money and the state championship game.”
Lynch, who committed to UCLA early as a way of focusing on his team during his senior season, plans on hitting Los Angeles on October 3rd when the Bruins host Arizona State. Lynch would like to make one more visit but has not decided on the date.
The dual threat signal caller looks to improve on last season’s 22 touchdowns and 2,000 yards of offense as he moves into his senior season. If he does build on his numbers and with his inherent leadership Legacy will have a playoff caliber season.