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Meet Moline Playmaker Matthew Bailey Class Of 2022- Name To Watch


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Matthew Bailey Moline QB/ATH Class of 2022 6'2 180



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Matthew Bailey how was your 2019 season?


My 2019 season was a great introduction into the varsity game. I received a lot of experience playing both JV and varsity levels most weeks, as well as practicing with the varsity guys.

How has your offseason been so far?

My offseason has been very productive, I'm in the gym almost everyday whether it's with my team or by myself at the YMCA. I've been reviewing our playbook often so when it comes game time I know what I'm doing as well as what my teammates are doing. What does football mean to you?


Football means a lot to me since I've been playing my almost my whole life it has been a way for me to connect to people. Lead people in the right direction and setting an example for each different team that I have been on throughout my life. What part of your game have you been working on in the offseason?


I have been working on my footwork for most of the offseason, with the help of Kurt Warner and Coach Morrissey they have really guided me and shown me the importance of footwork and how to implement drills to a game scenario. What should college coaches know about you?


I think college coaches should know that I'm not going to take the easy way out. I want to be the best and my teammates around me to be the best so I'm not going to be the one everybody likes. My goal is to get them to work as hard if not harder than I do, in the weight room , on the field, in the classroom, and in real life. Whether that is at their job or at home when their parent asks them to do something or even when they see a neighbor in need of some help. I want to be the one to inspire them to work harder to be a better person every day.

What do you feel is your strongest trait on the football field?


I think that my strongest trait is leadership. When someone isn't sure what to do and a coach might be around they'll come to me knowing I'll know what to do. Being a QB amplifies that on the field because in the huddle a lineman of running back might forget what to do or where to be on a certain play and it puts me in the position to tell them their job on a certain play. Or even at safety, my voice is protruded to everyone in front of me whether that's the strength call or relaying the play from the coach to others. What goals do you have for yourself this upcoming season?


I think the only goal that i can have for myself in this future is to get better every single day and every single game. To learn something new and implement that lesson into the new week. I'm not sure what stats are good or great for someone like me, so as long as I am constantly improving and learning from my mistakes, I guess that would be my goal for this season.

How does Moline look for the upcoming season?


I think Moline is going to be a great competitor this year even though we have a young group of lineman, they get after it more, and they have that desire to be great. I'm very excited to see how we do against other teams since it seems like it has been so long since we have been able to compete against someone other than our own team. Overall, I am pretty confident we will do very well as this season gets started off.




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