Isaiah Rodriguez is an intelligent, talented and motivated student-athlete. All he really wants and needs is an opportunity.
On Friday night at Northern Lebanon High School’s Fred Gahres Stadium, Rodriguez showed his gratitude for that opportunity.
Lebanon’s senior star quarterback led the Cedars to a 36-7, season-opening triumph over the home-standing Vikings. Rodriguez was directly involved in five of the six touchdowns Lebanon scored on the evening.
He completed 19 of his 24 pass attempts for 230 yards and two touchdowns. Rodriguez also ran for three scores.
Rodriguez’s first rushing touchdown came 6:16 into the contest. His second, with 55 seconds left in the opening period, staked Lebanon to a 12-0 advantage.
In the second quarter, Rodriguez ran for another touchdown, then threw a scoring strike to Alex Rufe.
Rodriguez is receiving attention from Division Two and Division Three college programs interested in his skill set.