Colony football coach Steve Randall and offensive coordinator Kevin Davis had a huge decision on their hands this week as the Titans prep for the CIF title game against Los Altos on Saturday at Cerritos College.
The debate? Which quarterback to go with in the big game. The options – junior Josh Thompson the starter as a sophomore as well as this year until he sustained a broken collarbone in the ninth game of the regular season.
Or senior Jordan Johnson, who took over when Thompson got injured and did an admirable job getting his team to the title game.
Randall ended the speculation, saying on Thursday it would be Thompson, although there would be some packages in which Johnson would also be in.
It was the right decision. If your starter is ready to play you go with him. He was the starter for a reason.
Thompson played the second half of last week’s game which helped shake off the rust and probably made the decision this week easier.
The good news for the Titans? They have a game sharp backup that is prepared if necessary.
Both quarterbacks have handled the situation with class, each helping the other for the betterment of the team.
Here’s what each had to say earlier this week when the job was up for grabs.