In the Yellowjackets’ season opener, a narrow 41-37 loss to Union, both teams put on terrific offensive efforts. The home team had several talented players enjoy terrific performances, though few could compare to the efforts of senior quarterback Braezen Subick. Subick completed 21 of 35 passes for 310 yards, tied a school record for touchdown passes in a game (4) and even carried a fifth one into the end zone on his own.
Do you find any advantage when playing at Fauver, in front of the home crowd?
I enjoy the Fauver atmosphere very much. I believe the crowd gives us an extra edge not only for high noise level, but a huge moral boost for the players.
In the game against Union, you passed to several of your receivers to put up points, whereas Union continually looked to one receiver. As a quarterback, would you prefer to have one talented wide receiver as Union does or several dependable receivers, as you do?
I’ve always believed that you need multiple assets in your offense. I know that my receivers are going to do their assignments on every play and that makes my job that much easier.
Were you aware you had tied the school TD record when you connected with Clarence Onyriuka late in the fourth quarter?
I was not aware. I was just focused on providing a spark to make a comeback late in the game.
What are your individual goals for the season?
I want my teammates to rely on me no matter what the situation is. My goal is to continue productivity on offense and keep defenses on their heels.
And your hopes for the team this season?
We want the Liberty League title and [to] get those title rings. Our locker room catch phrase is, “We went to Jared.”
Bernstein is a member of the class of 2014.