Aug 2, 2012 10:55 PM by Travis Webb
Conventional wisdom says it will be awfully hard for Crowley High to replace the production of Davante Bourque. The Tennessee signee was the major catalyst for the Gents offensive spark the last two years, but new head coach (and former offensive coordinator) Josh Fontenot believes Crowley could actually be better in 2012.
For starters, Crowley returns Andre Mills behind center for his 3rd year starting varsity football (Mills was a wide receiver in 2010). Secondly, Danny Malbrough is more than capable of shouldering the load out of the backfield. Malbrough is a converted wide receiver and could give the Gents an added dimension through the passing game.
While Fontenot will feature the same offense he has the last few years for the Gents, the defense will do an about face. Gone is the 4-2-5 scheme and this year's defense will be a 3-4. Jesse Harmon, Damon Malbrough and Andrew LeJeune are three returners Coach Fontenot is counting on to make Crowley a balanced squad in 2012.