Having to play Belfry every year has to stink. We would use an adjective stronger than that but this is a family-friendly, online, publication.
Class 3A would have every right to expect the Pirates, defending State Champions at the classification, would have difficulty replacing “Mr. Football’s” Isaac Dixon. Yet, here we are, moving steadily toward the ’22 Fall season, and Belfry looks to have another stud on the horizon awaiting his shot in the backfield as the primary ballcarrier.
What did he do as the secondary rusher? Pretty darn well actually.
As only a sophomore, Dredan “Dre” Young carried the football 110-times in his 11-games of varsity action. Young gained 655-yards and contributed 7-rushing TDs.
Young was third on the team in offensive scoring. That is considerable for any sophomore playing on a state champion team standing alone.
However, Young played quite a bit of linebacker too. Defensively, Young contributed 47-tackles and a QB-sack.
We expect both his offensive and defensive numbers to skyrocket in ’22 with Dixon having graduated. Young is a 6-1, 200-pounder put together like a brick crap-house, as my grandfather was fond of saying. His 3.0 GPA is also right impressive.
Dre Young, and players like him, are prime examples of how and why Belfry never seems to have to rebuild. Around the Pirate program, the swashbucklers are reloading.
You better be ready if they turn up on your team’s next year’s schedule. You may be rest assured Coach Haywood will have them plenty primed and ready.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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