Friday, November 2, 2007

SW Back-up Make a Great Debut

Familiar form seen in Drifters' Cundiff
November 1, 2007 12:36 am

As debuts go, you can hardly top Travis Cundiff's.

With Colonial Beach's leading ground-gainer Brandon Foster serving a one-game suspension for what head coach Jeremy Jack called "personal issues," Cundiff, a sophomore who has been leading the Drifters' junior varsity team in rushing, was promoted to the varsity for last Friday's game with King & Queen.

And while Cundiff carried the ball only five times out of Jack's single-wing attack, he found the end zone three times and totaled 123 yards on the ground in Colonial Beach's 55-6 romp.

"He's been the staple of our J.V. the last two years," Jack said. "We knew he was coming along and were just looking for the right time to use him."

Jack described Cundiff as being similar in style to Foster as a runner.

"Brandon brings speed to the table, but also power," said Jack of Foster, who has rushed for 985 yards and 17 touchdowns this season. "He has a nice burst and cuts back against the grain."

And Cundiff? "Travis will get out and look for the seam," Jack said. "He has a nice extra gear and will take the sideline.

"Those who saw Brandon as a freshman will be reminded of that when they see Travis."

Jack said while he hopes the suspension has given Foster the time needed to be more "clearheaded and focused," don't expect to see Cundiff disappear back to those midweek J.V. contests.

"You'll probably see both," he promised.


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