Pilcher-Colbert not satisfied with personal passing records – he would rather win games

September 16, 2021

Qyntyn Pilcher-Colbert

After throwing for a career-high 367 yards and four touchdowns, Qyntyn Pilcher-Colbert of Anchorage wasn’t exactly pounding his chest.

His Sierra College football team fell 55-46 to Modesto and losing is the ultimate buzzkill.

“There has been a lot of buzz around my personal performance, but we’re still 0-2,” he said.

Pilcher-Colbert measures success by winning games.

“That is the most important statistic to me,” he said.

Still, QP the QB has been a bright spot for a Sierra team that has been outscored 121-60 in two games in the California Community College Athletic Association.

“We played two very good football programs and they exposed something that we need to clean up,” he said.

Look for Pilcher-Colbert to lead the way.

The former West High star has thrown for 464 yards this year and owns a 6-to-1 touchdown/ interception ratio. The 6-foot signal caller passed for 199 yards in the first half against Modesto on his way to shattering his previous personal record of 204 passing yards set in 2019.

He threw scoring strikes of 30, 18, 20 and 18 yards and orchestrated two other scoring drives of 69 and 60 yards in the fourth quarter, with the last one putting Sierra up 46-42 with 5:16 left.

Pilcher-Colbert believes Sierra has the talent to bounce back from a slow start.

“We’re barely scratching the surface and it’s time for us to pick it up and make a playoff run,” he said. “My job is to find a way to help my team win games and that’s what I will continue to do.

“My WRs and I have a lot of trust in each other to be in the right spots when they are supposed to. I believe when we’re clicking on all cylinders, we have shown to be unstoppable.”

Pilcher-Colbert has racked up career totals of 1,627 yards with 19 TDs and 7 INTs in 13 games.

The sophomore signal caller has already fielded offers from NCAA schools for his final two years of college eligibility. And while its tempting to plan for the future, Pilcher-Colbert wants to keep his focus on the here and now.

“As far as going to a four-year school, I try to be where my feet are,” he said. “I want to go on to play at the next level and as recruitment picks up, I am talking to more coaches. But my job right now is to focus on winning at Sierra College.”