January 30, 2024

Leesburg High Quarterback Demonstrates Gridiron Grit, Emerging as a Football Sensation

1.4 min read| Published On: January 30th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Leesburg High Quarterback Demonstrates Gridiron Grit, Emerging as a Football Sensation

1.4 min read| Published On: January 30th, 2024|

Salomon Georges 

With his passion for the game, dedication and deep respect for the coaches who have guided him, Leesburg High School junior quarterback Salomon Georges, Jr. is making waves on the football field.

Salomon was born in Apopka, but his football journey began at the age of 6 when he joined the local Pop Warner league. His fascination with playing quarterback was ignited by watching his father, Salomon Georges, Sr. and uncles play the same position.

Today, Salomon’s saga continues at Leesburg High, where he transferred in 2023 to play for the Yellow Jackets and alongside Evan James, his best friend and teammate since their Pop Warner days.

Since coming on board, Salomon’s game has been solid. He threw for 2,209 yards during his junior year, recorded 33 touchdowns, averaged 16.7 yards per throw and boasted a 146.9 QB rating. Notably, he demonstrated exceptional care for the football, with just two interceptions throughout the year.

One standout moment in Salomon’s career occurred during a game against Vanguard High School. Despite overcoming a significant halftime deficit, the Yellow Jackets fell short. Even so, this experience provided invaluable lessons in leadership and resilience, shaping Salomon’s high school career. He also learned to escape the pocket effectively. 

Some of the best moments, however, come when he connects with Evan for touchdowns. Salomon credits Evan for his growth as a player and as a person, after all. 

As a quarterback, Salomon admires the arm strength and mobility of NFL stars like Jalen Hurts, Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, Lamar Jackson and Kyler Murray. Salomon also looks up to them for their impact in changing the game for Black quarterbacks.

Offering advice to young aspiring athletes, Salomon emphasizes the importance of trusting the process, listening to coaches and focusing on discipline and learning. 

“Listening is as important as athletic ability and being open to learning is key,” Salomon says.

Off the field, Salomon enjoys playing basketball, dining out, visiting arcades and spending quality time with his family, including watching movies together. 

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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