Only Sammy Wilkerson can correctly recount every detail of the hours devoted to making sure he was back on the football field his senior season.
It’s why Wilkerson, Edinburgh’s starting quarterback who through four games has thrown for a county-best 842 yards and run for another 136, is making it a point to savor every moment of whatever this Lancers team accomplishes.
The starting quarterback for coach Bill Unsworth’s program in 2011, Wilkerson tore his left ACL and meniscus in a 41-0 loss at Triton Central in Week 5 and spent the next six weeks perfecting the role of spectator.
Now he’s back. And as the numbers so clearly state, at least better than average if not ever.
“Sammy’s doing a nice job. He still has to improve his poise in the pocket. I would rather he be able to sit back there nice and clean and throw it. It’s better for my heart,” Unsworth said, laughing. “But he’s surprised me a little bit with his ability to get out of trouble and make plays with his feet.”