Andy McCance picked up football at the age of seven, and on the sidelines he still cheers like he's that old.
"For sure. I try to get the sideline players to get the defense pumped. I want a stop, you know, get back out there and score." McCance Says.
Fortunately for Gregory, coaches quickly saw that he'd be a better quarterback than cheerleader.
"When he was in middle school you'd watch him throw a football and you just knew that he was going to be a good player." Gregory Head Football Coach Brian Allmendinger Says.
McCance rewarded their this season. The junior set school records with more than 2300 yards, 30 touchdowns and just two interceptions in leading the Gorillas to the 9AA Championship Game.
"I remember I was seven years old, we just started playing football. I remember the first day and I've loved it ever since. I've been dreaming about this moment for ten years now and it's finally here." Andy says.
And McCance had a dream performance. Andy ran for 95 yards while going 13 of 16 for 258 yards and six touchdown passes, earning MVP honors in Gregory's championship win over Webster.
"I knew that we were going to air it out, I didn't know about six touchdowns! This is all we wanted all year, this is what we dreamed of and it finally came true!" McCance says.
It's a performance that should have the rest of the state nervous for Andy's senior year....
"He's got some natural talent. He just throws a great ball, he always has. But then he works very hard, extremely hard, to become better. He goes to camps in the summer. It doesn't come just on its own, he works hard for it." Allmendinger says.
...Since he only gets better with age!
Zach Borg, KDLT Sports.