Daylen Boddie Not Your Normal QB

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Seven weeks into the football season and Normal Community is still undefeated.

And Daylen Boddie is having a nblast runinng the Ironmen offense.

“It’s fast-paced, everyone gets the ball,” said Boddie. “There’s a lof of reads. We are good overall.”

Boddie was promoted to play varsity last year as a sophomore, he was catching passes as a wide receiver. But he prefers throwing the passes this season.

That’s his role as the team’s quarterback this fall.

“He’s a dynamic athlete. He’s a good kid, a smart kid,” said Normal Community coach Wes Temples. “The thing we love is that he’s never too high or too low. It’s the same Daylen. It’s his big smile no matter what is going on in the game. That’s big for a guy playing quarterback.”

Normal Community has always been led by strong seniors. But Boddie says this squad is OK with him being in a key leadership positions, even though he’s not a senior.

“I’m the young guy out of everyone but it’s alright because everyone treats me like I’m their age,” said Boddie. “They act like I’m a senior. I hang out with them all the time, since I was little.”

He’s the first-year starter playing like a seasoned veteran QB. It’s one of the reasons why undefeated Normal Community is among the best teams in the state.

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