The Crowley Gents find themselves having to fill a lot of positions, specifically their offense. With losing over a dozen seniors, the Gents are counting on some of their secondary players to step up in a big way.
"We had the Garret kid for the last four years. So, losing a quarterback with that much experience is a big loss to us," said head coach Jeptha Wall.
Former quarterback Marquis Garrett won't be an easy spot to fill as Garrett threw for more than 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns while also rushing more than 400 yards his senior year alone.
For the last two seasons, Garret shared the limelight with running back Obadiah Butler, and the duo were the stat leaders on offense. Even though Crowley is still looking for someone to engineer their offense, the Gents are using change to their advantage.
"We have a new offensive scheme, so not many teams will watch film and know what we're doing. We still have chemistry most of the guys grew up together, so most of the guys are familiar with each other," said running back Tyron Goodley.
The summer consists of seeing what players can take on new roles.
"We're changing offenses up a little bit. So, we can accommodate some of our athletic abilities. To say there's a front runner right now, I can't tell you that because we've been in slow motion because of COVID-19 and everything taking place," said Wall.
Crowley went 5-6 last season, falling short to Sterlington in the first round of playoffs.