PCHS football ready to execute new offense

Dunmore, W.Va. –

The Pocahontas football warriors have a new chief and a new battle plan going into their fall campaign. Chris Sutton is the new Warriors head coach and the single-wing is the new offensive game plan. The single-wing is primarily a running offense with extra blockers on one end of the line. Utilizing a long snap, the formation provides opportunity for deception in the backfield and relies on skilled, quick linemen and backs to execute plays.

Sutton says seniors Spencer McCoy and Kyler Doss will play important roles in the new offense.

“Spencer is going to be on that outside at that tight end and I think he’s going to be able to give us some pretty good blocks,” he said. “Kyler – he came out in the preseason looking pretty strong, according to all the press. So, we’re hoping to get some yards out of him.”

Six more seniors will fill key positions on the line, where games are won and lost.

“We’ve got Ryan Cain at that center and he was there last year – a really excellent center,” said Sutton. “He’s spent a lot of time in the weight room. He’s a lot stronger. Patrick Martin came back for another year. He’s going to be able to add quite a bit of beef to that line, at the tackle spot. And Derek Hamman actually missed last year. He had a broken arm. He’s coming back as that guard, as that left guard, and he’s very intelligent, very quick and we think we can really use him very well in our offense. He’s going to work out very well in what we do.

“Seth Painter – he’s going to give us some different looks on the defensive tackle and he’s also going to be able to give us some quality time at that end. Jacob Johnson came back. He missed last season, but he also came back. And he’s going to give us some time at that defensive end – really help us out and be able to rotate him in as tight end – he can get a starting spot at tight end. And Brian Wilfong – he’s going to be able to add a little bit of depth to us, also on offensive line.”

The coach says his team is in better overall physical condition than ever before.

“We believe this year we’re actually better than we have been in years past,” he said. “In years past, we had pretty good cardio conditioning and we’ve kind of neglected a little bit on the muscular conditioning – having the endurance to be able to go. And I believe that we’re sort of more well-rounded than we have been in the past.”

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