The Real Deal: Large is in Charge

How big is a 300 yard passing game for the Region 1, 3A Gibbs Eagles? Well, it's never happened in the history of Gibbs High football. Yep, it's big!

School Name: Gibbs High School
Player Name: Aaron Large
Position(s): QB and Free Safety
Jersey Number: 11
Class: Senior
Weight: 210
Height: 6 ft 4 in
Last Weeks Stats: 16-26, 347 yards passing, 4 TD's, 1 INT on defense

Last Friday put all that to rest, as Gibbs senior QB Aaron Large chipped in 347 yards and 4 TD's versus region rival Union Co. It was Large's single game best and perhaps a look at what's to come for this proto-typical pocket passer.

TN Prep Sports caught up with Aaron on the eve of the Eagles long standing rivalry with 4A Knox Halls. Halls defeated the Eagles 29-14 last season and you can believe Aaron and the Eagles are ready to erase those memories…

TPS: What would you say were the keys to the win last week vs. Union Co?

Aaron: The offensive line played one of the best games there has been protecting me in the backfield, and the receivers made some awesome catches. I played well but there were some mistakes that I will need to improve on going into the Halls game.

TPS: What do the Eagles need to work on this week to improve on before the Halls game?

Aaron: We need to get a running game going. We did a good job in the 4th quarter last week running the ball and running out the clock.

TPS: Since you had such a great game last week, will you try to bring that momentum in this week?

Aaron: I need to come into the game just like it is any other game. I need to work on making the easier throw instead of trying to fit the deep ball in.

TPS: What will it take to avenge last year's loss to Red Devils? What are the keys to the game?

Aaron: To get a win this week we have to stay focused on what we need to do. If that means throwing the ball 30 times, we have the offensive line and receivers to do it. If it means running the ball, we have some great backs that can find the hole too.

TPS: Out of the games still left to play this year, who will give your team the best challenge? Who are you most looking forward to playing? Why?

Aaron: Every team will be a challege, but our team will take it one game at a time. I am looking forward to playing Halls and Carter the most, just because Halls is an old rival and Carter won the region last year.

TPS: How do you think the Eagles will do with the rest of the regional slate this year? Where do you think you'll place regionally?

Aaron: We have a great chance to do well in the region this year. We are 1-0 in the region so far and looking for more wins. If we play our game we can beat anyone on our schedule, but we have to play our game and do what we need to do to win.

TPS: Have you taken any college visits thus far? Who are your favorite colleges and universities and if you could choose one school to attend, which would it be?

Aaron: I went to the Furman quarterback camp and their campus is very nice. If I could play at any college in would be Notre Dame. I am a huge Irish fan!!

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