Football Friday Preview: Parry McCluer Fighting Blues
Parry McCluer Fighting BluesHead coach: Mike Craft (4th year)Last year's record/playoff result: 8-4, lost to Division 1 state runner-up Essex in 2nd roundStarters Back: 8 on offense, 7 on defenseKey Players (with position(s)): Ryheem Dawson, RB/LB, Logan Arthur, RB/DB, Deb Gibson, FB/LB, Tyler George, OL/DL, Lucas Fitzgerald, OL/DLGame(s) to circle on the calendar: Aug. 29th - at Rockbridge Co., Oct. 10th - at James RiverClick this link to see Parry McCluer's schedule: CLICK HERESummary: A successful seasons has increased turnout in Buena Vista. Coach Craft says 45 players are on the varsity roster. Combine that with the JV team and 80 kids are out for football - a high number for a Division 1 school. Ryheem Dawson and his 2,000+ yards and 28 rushing TDs (41 total) are back. So is Ben Gibson and Logan Arthur. Dawson, who added 10 pounds and more strength in the off season, runs a 40-yard dash in 4.5 to 4.7 seconds. If he can get his grades up he'll have a shot to play at least FCS-level college football. The QB will either be sophomore K.J. Cook or junior Cameron Wheeler. Whoever does not win the job will be utilized elsewhere in the offense.