Jack Gorab uses his head on and off the soccer field at Corona del Mar High.
George Larsen calls Gorab one of the smartest players he has coached. Larsen said the junior has scored a 33 on the ACT and 2080 on the SAT.
What scares Gorab is being unable to use his head in the sport he loves.
While teammates tried to hold their heads up after the Sea Kings lost at Paramount, 2-1, in a CIF Southern Section Division III semifinal on Tuesday, Gorab has his own head issues.
A day after walking off the field for the final time this season, Gorab said he still deals with the side effects from suffering a second concussion. A month has passed since it happened and the defender gets headaches and nauseous.
Gorab said he does not remember much after he suffered the concussion. Teammates and coaches told Gorab what happened during that match on Feb. 2.