Central searching for a quarterback

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By The Staff

With spring practice over, and the team in the middle of 7-on-7 drills, Central coaches are still searching for a key ingredient for the 2018 football season – a quarterback.
Central went 8-5 last year with senior Quan  Chambers taking most of the snaps. It was suppose to be Kevon Wall’s final season at quarterback, but a shoulder injury limited his throwing. Wall moved to wide receiver and Chambers from wide receiver to quarterback.
Yet, when Chambers need a breather or was banged up, it was Wall who played quarterback.
Coach Trent Usher said he is still looking for the player, or players, who will replace Chambers and Wall.
Chambers, Wall and the other just-graduated seniors “played together so long and you miss them like they are your own kids,” Usher said. “They are hard to replace, but you hope what they did rubs off on the younger players.”
Usher had about 60 rising sophomore, juniors and seniors participate in spring drills. Spring practices focused on fundamentals.
Central has about half that number participating in summer 7-on-7 drills.
Usher said he is primarily looking at defensive backs during the 7-on-7 drills. Since you can’t rush the quarterback the defensive backs are at a disadvantage, he said.
But you can evaluate how they cover receivers, he said.
Central begins it preseason scrimmages Aug. 3 against Cheraw. The season opener is Aug. 17 at Broome of Spartanburg. The AAA level school advanced to the second round of the state playoffs last year.