Justin Criado profiles North Hills football player Jake Bruder.
(Photo: Injured last season, quarterback Jack Bruder has returned to the North Hills lineup to supply the Indians with some offensive punch. Robin Rombach/Post-Gazette)
"Some times numbers do lie.
A quick look at the North Hills box score from its big 35-7 season-opening win against Fox Chapel last Friday night would reveal quarterback Jake Bruder's stat line to be 3 for 5 for 40 yards and a touchdown toss.
What that doesn't show is Bruder's anticipation to get back on the field after a season-ending leg injury last year in Week 3 against Shaler. Or the amount of preparation and skill that went into that lone touchdown pass.
Or that he only played two quarters as the Indians piled up 28 points in the first quarter en route to a 35-0 halftime lead that turned into a short night for the starters."