Mayfield’s ‘second option’ would be ‘primary ball carrier’ anywhere else
We love what Dumas brings to the table. He is a leverage guy who attacks the line of scrimmage and gets “tough yards” while still exhibiting the speed to separate from “back end” defenders. Would like to see him work more swinging out of the backfield into space with the ball delivered to him in time for him to operate; but can’t argue with how he is being deployed or his results.HB Lyon, KPGFootball‘s Scouting Division
I can tell you a lot about a team’s chances to challenge for a title in one preseason question to that team’s head coach. Tell me about your best player.
If that guy describes a QB, and doesn’t even mention its primary ball carrier, I can relate to you the team will struggle down the stretch. There are a few exceptions.
One recent exception would have been a particular dual threat guy who doubled as a RB. Of course, we are describing former Beechwood QB, and now EKU Colonel, Cameron “Cam” Hergott.
Hergott aside, to win it all in Kentucky High School football at any of its six (6) classifications, your answer to third and one better have give the ball to the stud RB and let him bulldoze up the middle somewhere in the answer to that equation.
Teams who do well and flourish, in Kentucky, throw it when they want; not because they must. Ask Mighty Mayfield, who seemingly visits Krogers Field to play for a title annually.
Mayfield doesn’t just have one superstar in its backfield. Mayfield has two.
Everyone know about Jutarious “JuJu” Starks. Starks is a ’24 RB who gained 1,214-yard rushing in ’22. Starks carried it 144-times (8.43-yards per carry), scored 21-rushing TD’s (a TD every 6.86th attempt), and made first team All-WKC. Starks was also No. 2 on WPSD’s “Top-10 Players of Gridiron Glory” list.
Mayfield’s prowess at the position doesn’t stop with Starks. How many of you have heard of Mehki Dumas?
Dumas is a 5’7,” 165-pound RB who runs the 40-yard dash in a blistering 4.5-seconds. This forty is backed up by his also starring as a sprinter on the Track team. Perhaps Dumas’s most impressive number is the 3.9 he sports in the classroom.
Dumas played in 13-games a year ago. Dumas garnered 62-carries for 538-yards (8.68-yards per rushing attempt) with 37-rushing TD’s (a TD every 8.86th carry).
Dumas was among the leaders in points scored. Dumas played a smattering of defense where he registered a handful of tackles.
So the bottom line to all of this is the fact Joe Morris has two running-backs between whom to choose. Either of the two would have a better than even chance of starting anywhere else in Kentucky, regardless of classification.
This feature is proof of that. We aren’t featuring JuJu Starks today, though we certainly could have and undoubtedly will in the future. Today, we are featuring Mayfield’s “other RB.” No wonder Mayfield is always winning!
This is Fletcher W. Long, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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