“I just need to keep hitting the weight room now,” Pierson said. “I'd like to get below 290, maybe 285. That would be good.
“I only come out for a few plays in most of the games. You get used to it and don't get so tired, but I need to be in good shape.”
And there's no mistaking Pierson's value to the Falcons on both sides of the ball. On a team loaded with Division I recruits, he's the only one on the lines, which lacked size and consistency last season. To help in both of those areas, Millwood needs Pierson on the field.
“Davion did a good job last year, even at 320. He didn't come off the field very much. He would look over at us sometimes, and we'd just pretend we didn't see him,” Cox said with a smile.
“He's one of the key pieces to the machine. If we want to succeed, Davion can't come off the football field.”