Jack Faulstick's future will include college football, that's for sure.
But what Jack wanted for the present was something he'd never accomplished as a high school quarterback – a winning record.
With the help of Jack's efforts, the Wilbraham & Monson Academy Football team enjoyed its first winning season since 2007, going 5-3 behind a three-game winning streak to close the season.
"It was our first winning record since '07, and also my first winning record as a high school quarterback," said Jack, who earned the team's Coaches Award. "I had five years of high school and I've never been with a team that was so cohesive and together. But overall, the season was a great success. We had an explosive offense, and a fast and tenacious defense. We went out and killed an ant with a sledgehammer every day."
Jack brought a great attitude to practice every day, which made the two-time captain an easy choice for the team's Coaches Award.
"The Coaches Award is a great honor," Jack said. "It's an award on leadership and coach-ability. I pride myself on those two aspects of my game, more than my athletic ability. I was incredibly honored to receive the award."
"He's been a tremendous leader for our team," Coach Jeff Vartabedian added. "Jack was an outstanding captain for us this season. His energy and enthusiasm is infectious. He makes practice fun; he makes games fun. And he had a dynamite senior year. He had some receivers he could throw to. He made us tough to defend. He made plays. He fought through some injuries but had a great year. He made us a fun and exciting team to watch."
Jack and the offense were exciting to watch. He threw for 1,667 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also ran for 135 yards and a pair of scores.
"I'm hard on myself," Jack admitted. "I threw more interceptions than I've thrown in my life, but at the same time I tripled the touchdowns I threw for last year and doubled my yards thrown. But what matters to me are the wins. I would have loved to go to the playoffs but that's the way it goes. Overall, my season went well."