FORT WAYNE – Bishop Dwenger senior Cody Miller and Bishop Luers junior Noah Wezensky have been starting quarterbacks before. And then they weren't.
That will change for both this season when they become full-time starters.
Miller split time as a sophomore in 2012 when Mike Fiacable missed the entire season with an injury, while Wezensky has rotated as the starter in each of the last two years with Quinn Cook.
Fiacable, who led the Saints to the Class 4A state championship game last year in his return, and Cook have graduated.
Miller threw for 1,387 yards in 2012 with eight touchdowns and 11 interceptions as part of a four-player rotation.
“Stepping in this year feels good to be back,” said Miller, who played cornerback last year.
“2012 is going to help me a lot because going out there the first time you get nervous with the stage and the environment and pressure.
“I feel like I got that out of the way with the experience and knowing what it is like to take a hit and throw under pressure and have the pocket close under you.
“That's going to help me have better poise and show my experience out on the field and produce more.”
Wezensky completed 92 of 192 passes for 1,294 yards last year with eight touchdowns and five interceptions.
“It provides more the ability to get settled in the game and get into a rhythm,” Wezensky said of being the full-time starter. “Last year switching on and off, you can't really get a rhythm going.”
Miller, Wezensky and their teams will play the first of two games this year in tonight's scrimmage at Saint Francis. The Saints and Knights also end the regular season against each other.
“We can't wait; we have been talking about it all week,” Miller said of the scrimmage. “We are excited to hit someone else besides ourselves.”
The teams have scrimmaged against each other the last few years, but will get new practice partners next year when Carroll and Homestead enter the SAC. Luers-Dwenger will be Week 1 opponents starting in 2015. The teams didn't have interest in playing each other in the scrimmage and the first game of the regular season.
“We should finish it out with a bang. I am always excited to play Dwenger, whether it is a scrimmage or a game,” Wezensky said.