May 25, 2024

Gorilla it is: GCHS quarterback picks Pitt State


Garden City, Kan ( Greyson Tempel watch has a happy ending; the record-breaking quarterback found a suitable home for next season. 

Over the weekend, the senior was seen dawning a Pittsburg State jersey on twitter. So it was only fitting that on Monday, Tempel made it official: He’s now a Gorilla. 

“I loved the visit up there,” Tempel said. “It just seems like a great atmosphere, and a great fit for myself. I’m looking forward to the opportunity.”

That opportunity came from an unbelievable senior season, where Tempel shattered the school record books with 2,535 yards passing (obliterating Cody Bernbeck’s old record of 1,784 in 2009) and 26 touchdowns (passing Bernbeck by 10)–garnering first-team all-state accolades. It was a season that saw the senior direct one of the highest-scoring offenses all the way to their first state semifinal appearance since 2005.

If you’re curious, some of the other schools in the running included Garden City and Butler. But when it was all said and done, Eastern Kansas was the fit. Some wanted Tempel to play wide receiver, but Head Coach Tim Beck, who guided the Gorilla’s to the 2011 Division II National Championship, will use him as a quarterback. 

But before then, Tempel still has one high school football game to play: The Shrine Bowl in July. 


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