"I just do what the team needs me to do," said the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder. "It's nice having Dak at quarterback, because you just trust him to get things done back there. He knows what he's doing."
If Gladney's name is familiar, that's because his father, Damon Gladney Sr., was a big-name Haughton running back that went on to play for McNeese State.
"My dad is pretty strict on me with school," laughed the younger Gladney. "I have a 3.6 grade point average and I'm in a few honor classes."
Last year, Gladney's biggest games came against Bossier (five receptions, 150 yards, two TDs), Huntington (eight receptions, 125 yards, two TDs), and Parkway (10 receptions, 100 yards).
"The coaches are going to move me around this year so defenses can't key on me," said Gladney, who hasn't begun to receive much attention from colleges yet. "Our goal is to win district and go deep in the playoffs. Everyone thinks highly of our team and we don't want to disappoint them by not living up to expectations."