Norwin’s Jack Salopek chasing 6,000 yards
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 4:26 PM
Norwin senior quarterback Jack Salopek is looking to cap his career by reaching the 6,000-yard mark.
Salopek, a Western Michigan commit, needs 133 yards to get to the milestone.
Norwin (2-7) visits Seneca Valley (3-6) Friday night and has not qualified for the playoffs.
Salopek could finish inside the top 15 passers in WPIAL history — and become the first passer from Westmoreland to throw for 6,000.
He could catch Steel Valley grad Luke Getsy (2001), who threw for 6,010 yards. Getsy, now a quarterbacks coach for the Green Bay Packers, is 14th on the WPIAL list.
Robby Kalkstein of Gateway (2009) is 13th with 6,501 yards.
Nine WPIAL passers have topped the 7,000-yard mark.
The top five coming into this season were: 1. Brett Brumbaugh of South Fayette (2014), 11,084 yards; 2. Brady Walker of Gateway (‘17), 8,816; 3. Lenny Williams of Sto-Rox (‘13), 8,509; 4. Tyler Bradley of OLSH (‘18), 8,476; 5. Phil Jurkovec of Pine-Richland (‘17), 8,202.
Salopek needs 91 yards to break the Knights’ single-season mark of 2,037 yards set by Waylon Davis in 1997.
This season, Salopek has completed 138 of 253 passes for 1,946 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Western Michigan recruit Jack Salopek wants to leave his mark at Norwin with a big senior season. #WPIAL #TribHSSN @NKnightsFBall @norwinathletics @JackSalopek @WMU_Football pic.twitter.com/kBUhLNEttF
— TribLive HSSN (@TribLiveHSSN) August 5, 2019
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Bill by email at email@example.com or via Twitter .
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