Sumner’s Connor Wedington confident, but don’t call UW commit cocky

Posted by Sarah Gillispie on 9/1/2016

The News Tribune
August 31, 2016


Connor Wedington kept badgering Keith Ross to watch his highlight tape. Just one time.


Between working on the Sumner High School football team’s game plan for that upcoming week, running practice and the myriad of Ross’ coaching duties, watching a fumble-prone freshman running back’s highlight tape sat near the bottom on his list of priorities.


But one day, at last, Ross sat with his son, Luke, and hit play.


“My dad got so mad at the freshman coach,” said Luke Ross, who is now Sumner’s junior quarterback. “They didn’t tell him how good this kid was."


Now Wedington enters his senior year already committed to the University of Washington, where he plans to enroll early. And Wedington is a big reason why sixth-ranked Sumner is considered a 4A state title contender after being a 2A school three years ago and a 3A school for the past two years.



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