CLOSER LOOK: Vista Murrieta QB Karson Greeley
Take a closer look at Vista Murrieta senior QB Karson Greeley and you’ll see a player finally starting to grow into a massive 6-foot-5 frame.A sports prodigy since he and his twin brother, Kade, began to sprout like weeds, Karson continued to gravitate toward the quarterback position.
To see the duo play for Riverside King as freshman was to think the Wolves were going to really be good in a year or two.
Now three years removed — and fully into a second and final year at Vista Murrieta — Greeley has a CIF-Southern Section title game appearance under his belt and PAC-12 offers piling up.
He was 9 of 15 for 165 touchdowns and two TDs most recently, impressing with his accuracy on the Broncos’ varied short screens while doing well to control the game’s tempo.
We caught up to Greeley after Vista Murrieta’s 41-13 nonleague victory over Corona Santiago on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016.
InlandFieldhouse.com: What were the keys to getting this victory?
Karson Greeley: This week we had a lot of guys banged up so we had a lot of guys step up. Zach Arceyut caught two touchdowns and played phenomenal. Ravi (Alston) was balling out, and our defense they had big plays (and) they held them to just 13 points.”
InlandFieldhouse.com: How difficult is it playing without Cole Dubots and your brother at tight end, both nursing injuries and out for this game?
KG: It’s different. The timing’s different. You just have to get used to the new guys. You play with these guys for so long (and) you get used to the timing, just how they do things. We came out with new guys. We just have to get the timing right.
InlandFieldhouse.com: What did you remember about playing Santiago from your King days?
KG: They seemed to play a different defense than the last time. They’re still a physical team. They’re really rough, played a hell of a football game.”
InlandFieldhouse.com: What will it take to hold off Murrieta Valley this season?
KG: We’re going to need to play well on defense, offense and special teams. All three sides of the ball.”