Monday Aug. 17, 2009
Graniteville, SC--It was another solid year for the Midland Valley Mustangs last season. Eight wins and a trip to the playoffs. But lots of changes for this year's team on both sides of the ball.
On offense, Marquett Carr takes over under center for Cameron Epting, who had quite a senior season for the mustangs. In 12 games, Epting threw just two interceptions. Carr brings a bit more of a running threat to the position which adds another attack. And Carr has played QB since his pee=wee days, so he understands that the key to a fluid offense is not turning the ball over.
"Turnovers are key" said Maquett Carr "We can't turn the ball over and win so we're going to try to iimit them and we should win. We have great player makers, just get the ball in their hands and let them make plays."
"When your quarterback throws two interceptions in twelve games you like you're chances." said coach Rick Knight "I don't think we're going to be able to see that again but you're hoping."
As far as the defensive side of the ball, the mustangs weren't too shabby last season, only giving up more than 14 points twice. But while the d-line and linebacking corps return some players, coach Knight does have one concern
"We had to replace our entire secondary. I mean we had Jesse Scott and Mikel Price at corner and both of whom are playing college ball now and Marquett (Carr) moving over. So right now that's really the big unproven or question mark."
Good news for the team is that Jeremy Robinson comes over from Aiken to play running back, which should help the scoring attack. They'll need that starting in their first game, when they travel to North Augusta to face the Yellow Jackets.