Monroe, Louisiana— Steven Fitzhugh, head coach at Ouacita Christian School, adopted QBA’s C4 mechanics last year, and the quarterbacks in his system are producing eye-catching numbers and victories as a result.
As an experienced head coach (12 years at Ouachita Christian) and former college player (linebacker at Harding University), Fitzhugh knows football. His experience allowed him to see value in Darin Slack’s 2009 clinic presentation in Houston, Texas.
Fitzhugh returned to Louisiana and promptly committed all the QB’s in his program to C4 mechanics. “We took six kids ranging from age 11 to 17 and they all came away from the camp
with a greater understanding of the mechanics of throwing the football as well as a better understanding of the game. I was extremely pleased” Fitzhugh said.
Last year, the quarterbacks at Ouachita Christian validated Fitzhugh’s perspective:
Junior Paul Michael Garner earned 1st team All State honors, throwing for over 2,200 yards and 27 TD’s.
Freshman Braden Bristo produced over 120 yards of total offense and 2 TD’s per game, guiding Ouachita Christian to their first undefeated JV season in over a decade.
8th grader Quinn Graves led his team to a 9-1 record, throwing for 1,349 yards and 18 TD’s. His outstanding play resulted in an invitation to the FBU 8th Grade Youth All-American game in San Antonio.
7th grader John Randall Bennett set records for passing yards and touchdowns. He threw for 1,710 yards and 17 TD’s in 10 games leading his team to an 8-2 record.
5th grader Grant Fitzhugh’s team went undefeated and lost in Super Bowl.
These gaudy numbers have helped other team members receive recognition:
Sophomore wide receiver Mark Laird earned 1st team All-State honors. His 54 receptions resulted in 1,117 yards and 14 TD’s.
Fitzhugh believes in the value of QBA’s system. “[The] self-correction tips diffuse the frustration between QB’s and their coaches and allow them to talk about the correction and make proper adjustments” he said. “We plan on being involved with QBA for years to come”.