Quapaw’s Kale Thomasson – Character Counts Presented by Welch State Bank

By Ryan Stone

The Quapaw spotlight is on junior quarterback and free safety Kale Thomasson. As a sophomore he helped lead Quapaw to a 4-6 record after going 0-10 the season before. Last seasons success has raised expectations.

We have high expectations coming off last year considering we hadn’t won much in a long time, so last year was big and it’s raised our expectations to have fun and to have a better record. Our goal is to make the playoffs, I have no idea when we last made it, but that’s our goal and Class A is tough, but we expect to make it,” said Thomasson.

Last season while running the spread offense Thomasson passed for over 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns, while rushing for 438 yards and four touchdowns. As a junior he wants to improve his passing.

“I want to be more accurate with my passes and eliminate failed attempts,” said Thomasson, “as far as running just eliminating always trying to make a big play and knowing when to give up on a play instead of making it worse.”

As the quarterback and an upperclassman now, Thomasson also knows its time to be a leader.

“As a junior you just have to teach the underclassmen that hard work will get you where you want to go, even if things get tough you have to keep working hard and eventually you’ll get there, if you quit you never will,” said Thomasson.

Outside of football Thomasson also plays basketball and baseball. He is also on the powerlifting team, where he won the State Championship as a freshman. Thomasson is a standout in the classroom boasting a 3.95 GPA and is involved in the Outdoor Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Quapaw will start the 2019 season at Morris on August 30.