Potosi Football Preview

(Potosi) Underclassmen will fill most of the Potosi football roster this season, but the Trojans won’t lack experience. Fourth-year head coach Dylan Wyrick says he has four seniors returning.

Injuries piled up for the Trojans last year and it showed with their 3-7 record. Among those that stepped out of their comfort zone, quarterback Blake Coleman offered to play outside linebacker and offensive scoring threats J.T. Cross and Zane West gave up being in the nightly box score to play on the offensive line. Coleman and West graduated but Cross is back, and coach Wyrick is hoping to see him back in the scoring column.

According to Wyrick, Landon Sprouse has done an outstanding job of being a leader this summer.

Luke Brabham is the kicker and was a leading receiver for the Trojans last year, but as coach Wyrick said, Brabham could be the team’s starting quarterback in week one.

As a freshman, Noah Walton was a beneficiary of Cross and West moving to the offensive line. Walton ran for around 500 yards and five touchdowns last year and played a role in the receiving game. Coach Wyrick is hoping for a big sophomore campaign from Walton.

Plenty of underclassmen got to see the field for the varsity team last year. Wyrick was asked if any of those players could continue to see extended time with the Trojans this season.

Though last year was a difficult season for Potosi, there were positive lessons to be learned. Everyone got to see the selflessness of some of those upperclassmen and coach Wyrick believes there was a trickle-down effect to the existing Trojans.

Potosi will open their season at St. Clair on Friday, August 25th.