Joseph Greenwood has conditioned himself to use multiple mentalities this season for the Worthington Christian High School football team.

Joseph Greenwood has conditioned himself to use multiple mentalities this season for the Worthington Christian High School football team.

For most of the second half of last season and at the start of this season, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound senior spent most of his time at defensive end and long snapper.

Because he had played quarterback when he was in middle school and earlier in high school, Greenwood also served in a backup role at that position.

He then became the starting quarterback early this season after senior Alex Tucker suffered a broken collarbone.

"When I play quarterback, I'm more reserved and patient, but for defense, I have to be more aggressive," Greenwood said. "It's really fun playing quarterback, but I'm still learning. Sometimes I forget (how enjoyable it is) because I've spent so much time on defense."

Worthington Christian improved to 4-4 overall and 3-1 in the MSL-Cardinal Division with a 41-13 win over Millersport on Oct. 14. If the Warriors can win out and get help, they could earn a share of the league title with Harvest Prep, which is 5-3 overall and 4-0 in the league.

Harvest Prep beat Worthington Christian 40-30 on Sept. 16.

Worthington Christian plays host Friday, Oct. 21, to Fairfield Christian, which is 7-1 overall and 4-0 in the league and closes the regular season Oct. 29 at home against Harvest Prep.

Last season, the Warriors beat Fairfield Christian 26-13.

Greenwood completed 13 of 22 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-19 win over Fisher Catholic on Oct. 7 and had rushed for two scores through seven games.

He sat out the first five games of last season after transferring from Buckeye Valley.

"He came in as a quarterback when he first transferred in, but he backed away from the position because he couldn't play the first five games of last season and was being unselfish," coach Brian Stier said. "He's so hard to block as a defensive end. This year, he was a backup until Alex Tucker got hurt and he's been able to grasp the offense. He can throw the ball really well and he makes good decisions."

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