Durbin steps up at QB spot as Prosser rolls into semis
PROSSER, Wash. - Jordan Durbin had some huge shoes to fill this year. The new Prosser quarterback had to replace a Mustang legend, the 2006 Gatorade Player of the Year Kellen Moore.
Kellen Moore, the coach's son, was the nations top high school passer in 2006 with 66 touchdowns and 4,300 yards.
Consider the shoes filled.
Heading into Friday's state semifinal against Lynden, Durbin leads the state with 50 touchdown passes and 3,022 passing yards. He's directed a nearly unstoppable offense for a team that is ranked number one.
Prosser started the year with Cody Bruns splitting time under center, but coach wanted Bruns catching the ball, and Jordan did a fine job getting it to him.
"Jordan did such a good job, and the fact that he's a junior, we can play him as a junior and he'll get better as a senior," said Moore. "He's got better throughout the year. He spent the last two years throwing the ball with Kellen. We knew he's going to be good. This is not a big surprise."
He's surrounded by enormous talent, including Drake Washington, Steve Natho, Kellen Crawford, Bruns, and Kirby Moore, to name a few.
"That makes my job easier, having great receivers and running backs," said Durbin. "That takes the pressure off of me. I just go in there and get the job done, get the wins."