Lafonte Thourogood ‘s recruiting card
The 2008 season was Lafonte Thourogood ‘s first as starting quarterback for Ocean Lakes High School’s (Virginia Beach, VA) varsity football squad. Just a sophomore, the 6-2 prospect did well at signal caller, helping the Dolphins to an undefeated regular season and an appearance in the Division 6 Eastern Region championship game. Last year’s experience propelled Thourogood, who worked hard this offseason and now feels – and plays – like a more confident quarterback.
“Last year helped me out a lot,” Thourogood said. “I wasn’t used to playing high school quarterback before then. I played other positions my freshman year. Staying in the pocket was one of the biggest things. I had to learn to be a pocket quarterback. I got used to it. This year I can hang in the pocket and I’m used to being in rhythm and I’m used to the speed of the game. If I didn’t play last year, it would be harder this year.”
Ocean Lakes is now 5-0 this year after a dominating win over First Colonial. Thourogood, who has thrown for 443 yards and rushed for 379 yards through five games, says the team is confident and focused....
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