WMBD/WYZZ-TV - WYOMING, Ill. - Ryne Daum has moved from part-time to full-time.
After splitting time with All-state quarterback Justin Koehler a year ago. Daum is now the guy under center at Stark County.
"During the middle of (last) season, they had me and Justin rotate," said Daum. "So it gave me some experience to get ready for this year."
Daum's offense is averaging just over 50 points per game and the Rebels (5-0) are undefeated. Even though he's off to a great start Daum is already thinking about next month.
"Our goal is to make it past the semifinals," said Daum. "The past two years, losing in the semifinals doesn't have a good feeling. We want to set the tone for the next couple of years and get to state in DeKalb."
Daum has a natural calm, cool, unflappable demeanor, that's really good for a quarterback. Especially this week, as Stark County travels to Mercer Coujnty (5-0).
He says his steady personality comes naturally because he grew up on a farm.
"I have to drive the tractor, pick corn and beans. I have to mow roads," explained Daum. "Some of it is tedious work but you have to have patience and stay calm doing it."
"He's a laid back kid, not real excitable," said stark County coach Jade Noard. "But when he gets out there, he does a heck of a job."
Now the steady quarteback hopes he can help Stark County harvest a state title.