CLOSER LOOK: King QB Jacob Rogers

Take a closer look at Riverside King junior Jacob Rogers and you’ll see the primordial makings of a big-time quarterback.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pound signal caller didn’t have much to say after the Wolves defeated Riverside La Sierra 34-0 on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 but his competent overall performance spoke volumes.

Slow to start, he was just 1 of 4 for 0 yards but passed for a 30-yard touchdown on his fifth attempt to give King a 6-0 league. He had completions of 14 and 17 yards on the Wolves’ next scoring drive but finished the first half with an interception.

In the second half, Rogers connected on five of his first six attempts — including three consecutive of 14 yards — as he went on to finish the game 9 of 15 for 132 yards.

I caught up with him afterward.

How would you rate tonight’s early-season performance?

“We had some good things but we kinda sputtered on offense,” Rogers said. “We gotta get more consistent but we’re working on it.”

Where do you see yourself improving?

“My confidence is a lot more up from last week and I just got to get more consistent,” he said.

Fortunately, Coach Kevin Corridan could elaborate a little.

“He kept a couple of drives alive that allowed us to go down and score. Now he’s just working on building his own personal confidence,” Corridan said. “He doing a good job for us.”

Rogers does have a half-season of varsity experience.

“He finished the last five game of the year last year, and we believe in him, and we’re looking forward to seeing some very good things week-in and week-out from here on out (and) get him in situations where he can compete his tail off in the last five games of the season come league time,” Corridan said.

He’s raw. But he makes plays, and could be the x-factor in the Wolves’ push for a playoff spot this year.

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