Focus 2014: Forrest Town

Zachary RB Forrest Town served notice at the Houston Nike Sparq Combine with a 40-inch vertical and 4.55 in the 40-yard dash. Go inside to get the details on Town from Zachary head coach Neil Weiner...

Forrest Town has the potential to put together a huge senior season at Zachary.

"He did great for us last year," ZHS head coach Neil Weiner said, "rushing for 461 yards with four touchdowns. He averaged 5.5 yards per carry and added 292 yards receiving with three touchdowns."

Those numbers were achieved on limited touches.

"We had a senior running back who got 2/3 of the carries and gained 1,000 yards," Weiner explained.

Town seems to do everything well.

"He's the total package," Weiner said, "a strong, strong runner that was our fourth quarter go-to guy. He started at safety as a sophomore; at the Nike Combine (this past weekend) he measured 5-11, 187 pounds.

"On the next level he would do best in a Georgia Southern-type offense, at a place where the back often gets the ball straight-ahead on the dive. He needs to work a little bit on fluid motion and cuts on the field, but he can really go."

Town's a terrific student.

"He's a really bright kid with a 4.0 grade point average," Weiner said. "He's going to visit three Ivy League schools that invited him to an event they're all hosting.

"Forrest made a 27 on the ACT as an eighth-grader. He would like to go to an Ivy League school; he's physically good enough to play at the FBS level."

Weiner expects a big senior year from Town.

"It's phenomenal the way he's been working," the Broncos' boss noted.

Zachary is a perennial fixture in the Class 5A playoff bracket. Last year, the Broncos lost a 63-42 first-round shootout to the Acadiana Rams.

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