This may go back more into what the QB was capable of early in the season, too. Mett was really really green and shaky
I don't think there's a sure answer either but I do think that regardless of how green they are, a QB can get in a rhythm through short drops and play action. There's a reason most of the routes in high school are 3 step drops and/or play action. It creates easy throws for a QB to get into a rhythm. So, I'm not sure why they didn't use either despite trying to sling the ball all over the field (granted they had a ton of drops early on too).
This post was edited on 12/6 at 8:45 pm