As brothers growing up in Wilmington, Luke and Matt Creditt, like many siblings, would play football in the family yard.
Luke was the quarterback and Matt was the receiver. No particular reason for it, Luke said, just the way things worked out.
“I never really thought about it (why),” said Luke. “Matt’s actually a very good receiver, too.”
But now, both Creditt brothers are quarterbacks — Matt is a senior for the high school Hurricane and Luke is a sophomore for the college Quakers. They are believed to be the first brothers to be quarterbacking the Wilmington high school and college football teams simultaneously.
“It’s pretty cool,” Luke admitted.
Matt will lead the Hurricane to Bellbrook to face the Golden Eagles at 7 p.m. Friday night. Luke will have to wait a day to make his WC debut. The Quakers will host Bluffton 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon at Townsend Field.
Luke is a 2012 graduate of Waynesville High School. He went to Mt. Union College the following fall where he played on the junior varsity Purple Raiders football team. After Mt. Union, Luke transfered to Miami of Ohio where he expected to play football for the RedHawks.
“But the coaching staff changed and they didn’t let me walk-on,” Luke said. “I kinda got unlucky there.”
Luke admits it was difficult at Mt. Union to be away from his family, so after sitting out the 2013 and 2014 football seasons, he decided to get back into the game.
“I talked with the coaches before I came here and felt I had a really good opportunity (at WC),” said Luke. “I just love playing football.”
Luke and Matt are similar in that they have the ability to beat teams with their arm or their legs.
“There were some games like my senior year (at Waynesville) when we beat Clinton-Massie that I only threw the ball three times,” said Luke, who transfered from CM to Waynesville. “Some games, I only ran it three times. It doesn’t make a difference to me because I just enjoy winning.”
Matt opened the 2015 season with 109 yards and two touchdowns passing and 92 yards and two touchdowns rushing in a 48-26 win over Little Miami.
Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.
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