Bamberg to reshape offense for season ahead

Wednesday August 18, 2010

Bamberg, SC--Winning breads winning, no question about it. At Bamberg Ehrhardt, they do a lot of that. Since 2004 the least amount of wins they've had is nine. But this year they're hoping to take the next step and be a true state title contender.

That step may be made by a change of philosophy on offense. Over the years, Red Raider football has been power, wishbone offense. With teams stacking their defense to stop that, coach Kevin Crosby knew they had to do something different. So get ready for some air attack, something the coach is a little nervous about doing.

"We've been running the football for two years and everybody now has been able to scope us out and they didn't know how to defend the wish bone" said coach Kevin Crosby "But now everybody is putting 12 guys in the box and I'm like we got to spread them out and be able to throw the football and that's something we've been working on here."

His nerves may be put at ease with 20 seniors back including Randon Sandifer, a third year starting quarterback. He'll be the trigger man on a talented offensive squad that also returns most everyone up front. Having put in a lot of time and effort over the summer is hoping to pay off with a ring at the end of the season.

"Over the summer we've lifted the weights real hard" said quarterback Randon Sandifer "I mean we're very strong so we just have to keep that up and be strong and have to be the most in shape."

Another key to this teams and programs success is they start them young. Kids grow up watching this program and wanting to be part of it. Bamberg actually opens the season this Friday when they take on Orangeburg Wilkinson.

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