Monday July 30, 2012
Willison, SC--When Dwayne Garrick took over as coach of Williston Elko, the Blue Devils were a struggling program. In his tenure as the man in charge, the Blue Devils are now a legit state title contender, every year.
It helps they've had the running backs like Dexter Staley and Kendric Salley. The latest on the list is sophomore Jarius Jenkins. Only a sophomore, Jenkins proved his worth a season ago on a team that only had a couple of seniors. Not a lot of flash and dash with the devils who will line up and just try to run through, around and over you.
"We got a couple of kids that can run kind of a wildcat package for us too. " said coach Dwayne Garrick "We'll incorperate that. We'll be in some one back but we're going to get in the wish bone and we're going to run the football. That's our game, that's our forte, that's kind of what we feel best at right now personnel wise"
Williston also has the winning tradition on thier sideline. These kids know all about it and want to be part of it. The seniors now went to a state title game as a 9th grader. They realize it's not easy getting to the ulitimate game but do realize what it takes.
"It's hard to live up to. You know, going to three Upper State championships, winning a championship, we want to win us a championship. We try to come out here and play as hard as we can to win that for Williston again." said Dalton Mundy
"I can't really explain it, I'm just going to go hard. I'm just going to go hard for the 9th graders and the 10th graders and explain to them how this really feels." added Jahmaya Jankins
A year ago, the Blue Devils started the year 0 and 2 before getting it rolling. Don't expect an early season let down this time around as they want to get back to colubia and the state title game.