Sophomore QB Omolu Steps into Starting Role After Gregg’s Injury


phot by Jennifer Seifert

Sophomore QB Donovan Omolo passes the ball in Bentonville September 3.

Dallas Desonie, Staff Writer

After losing starting Quarterback Sam Gregg to a broken hand in fall camp, the Conway Wampus Cats have turned to sophomore QB Donny Omolu to lead the offense in the first four games of the season. The sophomore was named the team’s backup QB after spring ball, and with the injury to Gregg, took over as the team’s starter leading into the season opener. 

 With Omolu under center, the Cats haven’t missed a beat, starting the season 3-1 including a 55-41 upset of 7A West powerhouse Bentonville on the road. After losing in their season opener at Fayetteville, the team has rolled off 3 straight games under Omolu. A streak which culminated in the team’s 62-0 dismanteling of lowly Little Rock Southwest on Homecoming night in Conway. 

 Omolu says that the experience he got during the spring has been a key factor in his success this season “spring ball, I got all the first team reps because Sam was gone (baseball), that was a good experience throwing to guys like Manny and West and all of them.”

Both the Cats and Omolu will face their toughest test yet tonight as they head into a hostile environment to face the undefeated North Little Rock Wildcats. While a win won’t come easy, the poise of their sophomore QB along with the arsenal of weapons at his disposal have the Wampus Cats believing they can come out of Charging Wildcats Stadium with a big win and a tie for first place in the 7A Central.