I’m not usually big on singling anybody out, but watch our livestream broadcast of Bronxville at Rye in a couple of hours. Keep an eye on Jack Grass. He’ll be wearing No. 21 for the Broncos.
And he’s got four more seasons to go.
Grass is only an eighth-grader. He got called up when Bronxville ran into some injury problems and has 16 goals and eight assists in 12 games.
“Jack is a decent-sized kid, maybe 5-7 and 160 pounds, so when you look at him, you don’t think eighth-grader,” Broncos coach Tim Horgan said. “Pressure does not seem to phase him.
“Watching Jack play in the first JV scrimmage against Rye, I saw how he played against very good competition, and knew right then that if we needed him up on the varsity, he could step right in and we wouldn’t skip a beat. We had an injury to one of our key midfielders, and had to move around personnel a bit, and needed Jack to fill in for us. His first varsity action came against Iona Prep under the lights. I was confident in his skills and game sense, I just wasn’t sure how he would handle the pressure as an eighth grader under the lights against a very good Iona Prep team. Jack went for one goal and one assist in the game and looked as comfortable as any other player on the field. When I asked him after the game what he thought and if he was nervous, he told me, ‘I was real nervous at first, but once I scored my first goal, I knew I could play with these guys.’ He then had one and one against Mahopac the next game and hasn’t looked back. The guys on the team have all welcomed Jack and been great to him, while also keeping him grounded and not letting him become overconfident. It’s like he has 20 older brothers now, looking out for him, but all the while giving him a hard time.”
Here’s the link for the game. It’s a 2:30 p.m. start.