Antlers’ Isaac Sorrels – Athlete Spotlight Presented by Pine Cellular

By Nick Hampton 

If Antlers had a Mr. Versatility award for football, it would go to Isaac Sorrels for sure.

The junior played running back and linebacker for the Bearcats last year but this year is in a battle for the quarterback position with sophomore Andrew Arnold. But according to new head coach Dustin Beasley, even if Sorrels doesn’t get the starting nod at QB. he’ll be somewhere in the offensive set.

“He’s very athletic and physical but the thing about Isaac is he’s so versatile. If he isn’t fulltime quarterback we can put him at an inside receiver spot or maybe an H-back type position. And we may even have some plays designed just for him at quarterback too. On defense he can play inside or outside linebacker, even safety if need be. Having a guy like that on this young team is really a plus.”

Sorrels started playing football when he was in fourth grade and just fell in love with the game.

“Some friends of mine talked me into coming out when I was young and I really found that I liked it,” said Sorrels who also plays basketball and runs track for the Bearcats where he qualified for the state track meet last spring as part of the 4X100 relay team.

And while he likes football a lot, he thinks his favorite sport is basketball. He follows the play of former Sooner Baker Mayfield.

“I just like the way he plays with so much confidence,” said Sorrels. 

As to the battle for the quarterback spot, both Sorrels and Arnold played there sparingly in a cleanup role last year behind the talented Kaden Speer, but Sorrels feels good about his chances of landing the job.

“Andrew and I both throw the ball pretty good but I think I might have a little advantage because I’m older,” said Sorrels.

On the defensive side, Sorrels is the leading tackler back from last year where he notched 103 stops.

Though Antlers is young, Beasley feels pretty good about his chances with players like Sorrels and sophomore lineman Garrett Bailey.

“Garrett was very committed to our summer pride program this year and he’s shown some very good things,” said Beasley. “I’m real excited about his potential as well as some talented freshmen who might help us. With this kind of talent, although we’re young, I think we have a good shot at battling for the district title if we can stay healthy.”