Southwood’s Oprisek to play football at Mount St. Joseph

Jason Oprisek of Southwood High School signed a letter of intent on Feb. 17 to play football at Mount Saint Joseph University.

Playing football at the collegiate level has been a goal of Oprisek’s since age 4. Priding himself on being a strong leader, Oprisek is looking forward to being part of a new team while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business management at Mount Saint Joseph.

Oprisek’s favorite football memory from his four varsity seasons at Southwood was winning the sectional championship his sophomore year.

“I’ve always appreciated Dan Snyder and how he’s helped me and mentored me throughout my 4 years,” he said.

Looking forward to the next chapter, Oprisek reflected on his past seasons and what he’s learned from each one. He believes the most valuable lesson football has taught him is to, “always believe in yourself regardless of what happens around you.”

During his time at Southwood, Oprisek received eight varsity letters – four in football and four in basketball.

This past season, he was named the Wabash County Defensive Player of the Year. He also was named First Team All-Wabash County Offensive Lineman three times and Second Team All-Wabash County Offensive Lineman one time. He was named First Team All-Wabash County Defensive Lineman two times and was twice slected to the Indiana Football Coaches Association All State Class 1A.

Oprisek also was named First Team All Three Rivers Conference Offensive Lineman two times.

In 38 games for the Knights, he had 270 tackles, including 101 solo tackles. He also had 34 tackles for losses, 10 sacks, an interception, four passes defended and four fumbles caused.

Posted on 2023 Feb 28