Several area football teams lost big-time quarterbacks and started looking for answers during spring drills, which recently wrapped up.
On this episode, Brad and Dalton look at four teams with big shoes to fill behind center. Calhoun City must replace Jojo Gray (2:32), who masterfully ran the option offense for three seasons. Tukie Hill is among the candidates, having played some QB last season when Gray was injured.
Houston lost dual-threat dynamo Urriah Shephard (7:12), the 2017 Daily Journal Two-Way Player of the Year. Jalen May moved over from receiver to quarterback this spring and made a big impression on coaches, and he’s the leading candidate to take over.
Coleton Ausbern is gone from Nettleton (10:08). As many as four players are in the mix for the job, and summer work will go a long way in determining who takes snaps this fall.
Clark Mills, the 2017 Daily Journal Offensive Player of the Year, leaves a big void at North Pontotoc (12:18). Corley Hooper is an attractive option at QB, but his time on offense could be limited due to how much he’s needed at linebacker.
Dalton also has an update on Pontotoc, which has an embarrassment of riches at running back (14:30). Gabe Harmon and Immanuel Vance both return, and Caleb Hobson will factor into the run game in the wildcat formation.
Brad has updates on some basketball coaching jobs (18:00), and Dalton takes a look at the Tupelo 49ers, who open American Legion play Thursday (20:26).