Luther new QB Yang impresses in varsity debut

Luther football put a slight wrinkle in this year’s offense by operating out of the pistol formation. They brought it out last Friday at Boscobel with junior Dillon Yang making his first varsity start at QB, and the Knights hung 43 points on the Bulldogs.

Yang racked up just under 200 yards and four total touchdowns, three of them rushing against Boscobel.

Before the season began, Luther’s staff and players were excited about Yang’s mix of arm talent and mobility as a runner, and despite some early nerves, Yang showed it all and got his team off to a 1-0 start.

“Amazing. He did everything so well and just performed amazingly running the ball, passing the ball, reading the defense and what he has to do to get us in the end zone,” senior wideout Lyndon Byus said of Yang’s performance.

“We have some pretty experienced guys around here, and they all know what we’re doing, because we’ve been running this offense however long–it’s just the pistol change,” Yang said. “The line didn’t really change as much as we thought it would. It’s been a really good transition.”

Luther looks to go 2-0 this Friday at River Ridge.