Let's start with Washington senior quarterback Brock Harmon's career stat line: 2,211 yards rushing and 2,087 yards passing.
The three-year starter was slowly brought along his sophomore year to learn the spread option. Washington coach Brad Beller said by the time spring ball came around, the coaches felt like they could put the offense in Harmon's hands.
It's been big numbers ever since.
Harmon, who rushed and passed for 1,000 yards in each of the last two season, is a combination of “talent and brains.”
“He's a kid that we've put a lot of the offense on his shoulders,” Beller said. “He makes a lot of decisions on the field, so he really becomes and extension of the coaching staff on the field.”
Last year, Harmon threw for 11 touchdowns and rushed for 17 more. He also plays defensive back.
FREDERICK RUNNING BACK THE KEY TO OFFENSE
Frederick running back Trey Booker will be the focal point of the team's Oregon-style offense.
An explosive player who is also an excellent option at receiver, Frederick coach Graham Snelding said Booker is like a modern hyper-back.
“He's good enough to be a wide receiver but strong enough and a good enough runner to be a good running back,” Snelding said. “He's fast enough too that every time he touches it he can score.”
Booker is so fast that he was the starting leg for the track team's relays. They won the state title in the 4x400 and placed third in the 4x100.
Snelding thinks the 5-10, 185-pound Booker, who runs a 4.43-second 40-yard dash, will be a big mismatch for linebackers and safeties.
“He's just the whole package,” Snelding said.
LINDSAY'S SCHMIDT BACK FROM INJURY
Lindsay's top starting wide receiver is also a defensive end. Zevan Schmidt is a 6-foot, 200-pound three-year starter. He suffered a lower back injury in Week 3 last season and re-aggravated it during an attempt to make a comeback.
He did physical therapy throughout the spring, then ran a 4.49 40-yard dash this month, according to Lindsay coach John Inman.
“He's always been a tremendous athlete even coming through junior high,” said Inman, who is in his first year coaching Lindsay. “He's got really good speed and size. He gets done here and he goes downtown and continues to lift. Put all those things together with good God-given talent to begin with and that's Zevan.”