Northwest Whitfield won nine games last season.
Their most wins since 2013.
And Northwest would love to make it double digit victories this fall.
Since the Bruins return a 2,000 yard passer in Owen Brooker, guess who the coaches are leaning on this fall.
Said head coach Josh Robinson:”We’ll be able to put more responsibility on Owen to read things because he has gotten older.”
Reporter:”What makes him dangerous for defenses?”
Said Robinson:”Well he’s a dual-threat guy. He throws the ball as well as probably anybody around here. I think he threw 9 interceptions out of 256 passes, and three of those were tipped balls.”
Brooker sounds like a NASCAR crew chief when it comes to igniting the Bruins attack..
Said Brooker:”Hope we just put some more oil on it, and we run a lot smoother, and we’re going to need that this year.”
Luckily Brooker has a smooth customer at receiver in Ray Morrison.
Said Robinson:”He’s just really talented. He’s a big target with long arms. Quarterbacks like those because sometimes those guys can make them look good even when they don’t make a great throw.”
Coaches look good when their teams pull out nail-biting victories.
Said Robinson:”Last year we went 6-1 in close games. That’s a big deal, but we’ve got to continue to get over the hump. We’ve got to be ready for injuries.”
Brooker is ready for a special season.
Said Brooker:”I think this team can be the best one we’ve had. Ever at this school really. 1975. I think this is going to be the best team since then. Ever”
Reporter:”Do you know the furtherest you’ve been in the playoffs? As a school?”
Said Brooker:”2021 is going to be it. I’m just going to say that. 2021.”