Jake Dornick prepares for the next level


Adoley Swaniker

Jake Dornick, a senior on the varsity football team, stops to pose for a picture before practice. As a linebacker, he scores vital points to help lead the Lancer’s to victory.

With his sights set, senior Jake Dornick, linebacker of the Carlsbad High School varsity football team, plays an important role both as a proficient player and a spiritual guide for his team. For Dornick, many years of hard work are paying off; his team won their game on Friday of Sept. 13 against San Diego High Educational Complex with a total score of 63-0 as well as the previous game against Great Oak, 41-17.

“Jake’s size and strength mixed with his athletic ability makes him a tough match up for the opponent every Friday night,” Coach Brandon Chillar said.

Jake’s abilities are definitely unmatched on the football field with his expertise and athletic abilities. Dornick, as of the 2013 football season, has scored two touchdowns.  Dornick also takes his education as serious as his football career.

“Having football doesn’t stop me from being an attentive student in the classroom,” Dornick said. “I still take my education for what it is.”

With such good balance of academics and athletics, Dornick is sure to see himself on the next level of football.

“As Jake’s linebacker coach, I would like to see Jake play football on the next level,” Coach Chillar said. “Jake has the talent and ability to take over a high school game. I would love to see him play on T.V. next year.”

With such rising expectations of his future, Dornick must not forget that he has one more season to play in. Since the varsity team has a majority of seniors, they will push their limits to achieve great titles and wins and so far, they are off to a great start.

“My expectations for Jake and the team remain the same,” Coach Chillar said. “I want us to play a physical discipline brand of football that we, as a team, can be proud of every time we walk off the field.”