“Steve just makes it happen,” said senior fullback/linebacker Doug Jones. “The kid's a ballplayer. Going against him in practice, you never know what to expect. He might juke you out and run past you or throw it over your head for 50. You never know.”
Of course, no quarterback can complete 65.2 percent of his passes without some receivers with reliable hands. Martin says the team has six wideouts it can count on. In particular, Dunn and Exzavier King came up big in Friday's win, along with Tanner English and James Walker.
“We've been told we're one of the best receiving groups they've seen here in a while,” Dunn said. “We feel we're pretty good, receiver-wise. We take a lot of pride in it.”
The defense gets a big spark from sophomore end Jordan Eubanks, who is undersized, but has used his strength and speed to pile up 10 sacks through three games, including four last Friday to key one of the Patriots' biggest wins in years.
“It was not only big for the boys on the team, but the school, the community, everyone,” Martin said. “My phone's been ringing nonstop. Everyone's excited, the administration, the middle school kids, the youth. It's been fun.”
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