Posted On: 07/11/19 10:24 PM
Transferring to a new high school after your freshman year is not easy for anybody. Transferring from a 6A to a AA school where you are to play quarterback is no small task either. Add in an extra 15-mile drive down Highway 252 every morning and you would find yourself in the shoes of 2021 Minneapolis North quarterback Zach Yeager. The then sophomore did more than exceed expectations for a first-year transfer, much less an underclassman. Yeager led the Polars to an 11-1 record in his first year at the helm that took them deep into U.S. Bank Stadium and the MSHSL state football tournament. Although the highly touted Polars lost to Barnesville in the state semifinals, Yeager showed that he has more than enough talent to take over the reins for the perennial A/AA title contenders and arguably the best team in Minneapolis. The Champlain product also learned some unexpected yet beneficial life lessons that many Minnesotan's can learn from as well. The future is looking bright for the 6'1 190 lb gunslinger, but as he told me in an interview a couple days ago, it wasn't easy at first.