Young previews Curtis/Bergen Catholic

Defending national champion John Curtis Christian begins the regular season this week vs. New Jersey power Bergen Catholic in a game that will be televised nationally by FOX Sports 1. Read on as four-star LB Kenny Young talks about the interstate matchup...

Kenny Young is impressed with the physicality of Bergen Catholic.

"They got some guys with good size," the country's No. 12 middle linebacker said. "Their offensive line is pretty big. We'd heard they have a powerhouse team, and I've been watching film.

"They can definitely make plays when the opportunity is presented. For us, nothing changes with preparation for different games. We try to have the same mindset and preparation for each game. We have to execute plays on offense and get there to the ball on defense."

Young talked about last week's jamboree blowout of Salmen.

"Offensive-wise we did a great job of blocking," he said. "George Moreira scored on the second play of the game. Our defense should be special. There's some doubt out there about our defensive line, but they like being the underdog.

"I see them work day in and day out. They make a lot of plays and give us a lot of help and support. Bo Wallace (junior transfer) is rotating with the ones at outside linebacker. He's tall and physical.

"He's got speed and power, a little of both. As he stays with our system he's going to learn and become a special player. We'll use him a lot off the edge to hurry up quarterbacks with the pass rush."

The biggest question marks facing the 2013 Curtis team are along the offensive and defensive lines.

"They're doing okay so far," Young said of the o-line. "They need to keep working on some things. Jake (Charpentier) is improving and starting to show out.

"Our backs are so good. Our running backs make good plays. (2015 RB) Myles Washington is another threat to defenses. I think he'll really be special. He fits our style of offense."

Young says the Patriots are taking things one step at a time.

"We have a tough schedule," he said, "and the only way to handle it is by approaching it week by week."

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