501 Football Team 2023: Donovyn Omolo – Conway

For the last two seasons, Donovyn Omolo has put up the numbers to prove he’s one of the best quarterbacks in the state. This fall, the senior has one last thing to prove. 

“My biggest goal is for our team to win a state championship for Conway and our supporters,” Omolo said. “I’ve never really cared about stats and stuff like that. All I’ve ever wanted to do was just get to War Memorial and win. If we can do that, all the stats and awards will come with it. This city is hungry for a state championship and has high expectations for this team.”

The arrival this offseason of Buck James, who led Bryant to the past five consecutive 7A state championships, as the new head coach has only added to the expectations.

Last season as a junior, Omolo completed 224 passes for 2,858 yards and 27 passing touchdowns, as well as rushing 72 times for 276 yards and 10 scores. 

“Donovyn is a great leader and competitor,” Conway Offensive Coordinator Mark Kelley said. “He has a great knowledge of the offense and different game situations. He helped lead our team to the semifinals last year, which was the third-straight year for Conway. He has been an amazing student-athlete and will do great things in whatever he pursues in the future.”

As of press time, Omolo holds offers to play collegiate football from Navy, Central Missouri, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Evangel University and Arkansas Baptist College, with many more expected.