Monday, August 18, 2008

Marshall Academy Switching to the Single-Wing

8/16/2008 8:01:28 AM
Daily Journal

Daily Journal

Marshall Academy
Marshall Academy won't have versatile quarterback Brent Adams to lead them to another Class AA state title game, but second-year coach Keith Wicker thinks his Patriots can still find a way to get there.

Due to personnel, Wicker is switching to the single wing offense, and so far, so good. In place of Adams will be two QBs, senior Hunter Bolden and sophomore Hank Owens. The Patriots also picked up a transfer from DeSoto Central, receiver Josh Vanderburg.

"We can definitely get back there," Wicker said. "Any time you get that far, you've got to have a little luck. Hard work makes luck happen."

Wicker's main concern lies with the defense. In Thursday's jamboree against Indianola (a 12-12 tie) and Lee, Ark. (a 12-6 Marshall win), Wicker didn't like everything he saw.

"We need to be better tacklers. We knew who to cover, where to cover, but we just didn't do some of it," Wicker said. "Our defense hasn't stepped up the intensity they have to play with."

Appeared originally in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, 8/16/2008,


Marshall Academy
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Holly Springs, MS


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