Mississippi QB Target Ready For Senior Year

Two seasons ago Starkville Academy won a State championship. The 2006 Volunteers saw their chances to repeat dwindle as injuries mounted. With a solid spring and summer behind them, the Vols are looking to get back into the State playoffs.

"We have been practicing," said Stephen Felker. "Things look to be going well. We don't have a whole lot of numbers, but we have a good amount of good players."

Starkville Academy likes to ground and pound on offense. With Stephen pulling the trigger on the Volunteer's option game, opponents could find themselves in a trench war.

"I think people are going to have to really work hard to stop our running game," said Felker. "Last year we just had so many injuries on both sides of the ball. If we can stay healthy this year, we should be fine.

We have a really good offensive line, so I expect to do really well on offense," explained Stephen. "We should be able to compete offensively. I think we should be able to get us six wins or so on the season."

Felker admits to feeling a little anxious about his senior season, but he is doing his best to put any anxiety aside.

"I am trying to step up and lead this team," said Stephen. "I just want to set a good example and hopefully I can be someone they look up to. This last year is all you really have unless you get to go to college somewhere and play."

The talented quarterback is hopeful he is one of the lucky ones who gets the chance to compete at the college level. A pair of schools have recently shown Stephen a good bit of interest.

"I am hearing a good bit from UAB and Indiana," said Felker. "I would like to play quarterback at the next level, but I like playing free safety as well. I could play which ever one the coaches had in mind."

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