Cashion's Robertson healthy for senior year
If it hadn't been for a couple bad injuries, you probably would have heard a lot more about Cashion's Dexton Robertson by now.
The 6-foot-5, 300-pound senior offensive lineman has been starting for Cashion since he was a freshman, but injuries the last two years have kept him off the field for substantial portions of both seasons.
“He has rehabbed extremely well,” coach Lynn Shackleford said. “He looks as good as he's ever looked.”
Robertson will be needed to protect returning quarterback Ty Reasnor, who has improved his overall game and has Cashion ready to make a run at a gold ball.
SPEED VITAL FOR CRESCENT OFFENSE AND DEFENSE
Crescent football will look a little different this season.
“We are going through a change in offensive philosophy and what we are doing because we lost a ton of size,” said Crescent coach J.L. Fisher. “We are going to have a lot of speed coming back. Our skill positions are very strong. We are going to do a lot more spread stuff than we normally do.”
The same is true on defense where Crescent will rely more on team speed than size.
“We can run,” Fisher said. “I think we can get after people.”
Senior Preston Walker returns as the third-year starter at quarterback.
“He can throw the ball and can run the ball,” Fisher said.
READY FOR THE ROAD
Southwest Covenant is looking to improve on a 2-7 season as the Patriots move into a new district.
“We will be traveling a lot, going to the eastern part of the state,” coach Bill Martin said.
The Patriots must replace all of their offensive and defensive line from last year.
“We are inexperienced,” Martin said. “We feel like we got speed."
A strength for the Patriots should be kicker T.J. Brown.
“We are excited about our special teams,” Martin said.
By Scott Wright and Ed Godfrey