Times are changing for former Bergen Catholic wideout John Tsimis
At Bergen Catholic, John Tsimis saved some of his highlight-reel catches for rival Don Bosco. Now he's hauling them in from its old quarterback.
Tsimis, a sophomore, enjoyed a coming-out party Thursday night against Washington State, finishing with three catches for 40 yards, including a career-long 29-yard touchdown.
He finished third on the team with five targets.
“It’s pretty high," Tsimis said of his confidence last week. "I feel like it’s always high because I know I can go out there and make plays, and I’ve been doing it in practice and a little bit last year.”
Of his score, Tsimis told RVision afterward that Wazzu's secondary paid attention to tight end Tyler Kroft on an all-vertical play, clearing space for Tsimis to adjust to the ball in air untouched.
He was playing against quarterback Gary Nova's Bosco teams only a few years earlier. Tsimis said some of his most memorable receptions came in North Jersey's most prominent rivalry.
“(At) Don Bosco I had two, one in the back of the end zone and one over my head down the field where I flipped," Tsimis said. "Those two probably stood out."