No play is ever simple - whether we're talking players, coaches, and especially fans.
That's why a calm mind and steady hands are always welcome behind center, and at Mar Vista they certainly have it in Mike Wilson.
Science teacher and basketball coach Joshua Hill has the perfect vantage point working from the press box.
"I can see his mind at work," Hill said. "It's nice having him as a student for two years because when he gets to the football field I can see him looking downfield, I can see him assessing whether he should run."
"It's definitely my hard work and ethic that's put me through," Wilson said. "When an A deteriorates and turns to an A-, I really turn up my gears to make sure that I get that grade."
Those high marks extend to the field, where he's completed 68 percent of his passes and has scored four times.
"His intelligence level allows us to check out of plays," head coach Tyler Arciaga said. "He's also an extension of us on the field. He's able to communicate with us what he's seeing on the field and it really resonates with us."
"I'd probably say that I'm a perfectionist," Wilson said. "Doesn't matter whether it's sports, school or life."