Patrick Henry-Ashland QB Alex Sikkar (Photo: Ashley Lewis Cauthorn)
In the first two games of the 2019 season, Alex Sikkar has piled up over 500 yards already
by Byron Jones, recruit804
Patrick Henry has started the season 2-0 and the Patriots offense is clicking on all cylinders averaging 42.5 points per contest. The catalyst to their success has been Alex Sikkar (2020 QB 5-11.5 170). In their opening game against Osbourn, Sikkar accounted for over 345 total yards and 4 touchdowns.
Last week, Sikkar scored twice and rolled up another 165 combined yards before exiting early in a 43-8 rout of Caroline High School. So far, Sikkar has seen time as the starting quarterback and starting cornerback, plus wide receiver, running back and return man on punts and kickoffs.
When asked about he and his teams hot start, Sikkar stated, “Starting off the season 2-0 is crucial for not only the team but also the community. The community has been through a lot and some people stopped coming to the games and so after these wins, I have heard a lot more excitement for the season.”
Going 2-0 has not only been big for Sikkar, his teammates, and the community, it has also been big for new Head Coach Ken Wakefield. Wakefield came to PH after leading Culpeper to the state-semi-finals a season ago (loss to Phoebus).
“The team and I love Coach Wakefield. He brings a new vibe that all of us have really started to believe this season.”
During the off-season, Alex was invited to attend recruit757’s Top 100 showcase sponsored by the Washington Redskins and Sparta Sports Science where he matched up well with some of the top quarterbacks and athletes in Virginia.
“I attended the Redskins camp and the experience blew me away. The Redskins have been my favorite team my entire life so to be able to practice where they practice and see everything they have was just an amazing experience.” He continued, “Seeing the Lombardi trophies left me speechless. I definitely improved on my 40 and shuttle time and was able to see how I was progressing and see how far I needed to go to be ready for the season.”
So far in his recruiting, Sikkar has attracted interest from UVA-Wise, Virginia University of Lynchburg, and Bridgewater. If he continues to have the season at this pace, expect more schools to take notice of the talented young gunslinger from Ashland.
– Byron Jones