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South Pontotoc Hoping to Build With Youth and Experience

Posted by Robby Donoho | July 29, 2012 / 09:19pm | High School Sports, Local Sports
PONTOTOC, Miss. (WCBI) -- Imagine a football team using three different quarterbacks in a single half. Seems reasonable, right?

But what if that team was unwillingly forced to play three separate QB's due to injury? That exact scenario played out in the first half of a game last season for Roger Chism and the South Pontotoc Cougars.

Already a young team to begin with, the loss of multiple leaders at quarterback made life difficult on the Cougars in 2011.

Not much has changed in terms of youth. But the young Coogs are hoping a year in the trenches will lead to valuable experience in 2012.

"We'll be young again," said coach Chism. "We were young last year with sophomores and a lot of freshmen playing. We're hoping a year of experience and a year in the weight room getting bigger and stronger will help us out.

"We had to play with three quarterbacks last year due to injury. We have all three of those back. We hope to have a good battle at quarterback."

Along with the experience return at the signal caller comes leadership on the offensive line, which coach Chism pointed out. But that leadership will have to lead to more than three victories in the hopes of getting back to the playoffs and playing well against the opposition.

"We want to be able to go in each week and have a chance to win and play well," coach Chism reiterated. "We'll just have to see what happens from there."
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