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Spring Ball Recap: Mingus

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Coming off a disappointing 4-7 season last year, Coach Bob Young and his Mingus Marauders are looking forward to the 2005 season. "We have 25 returning players and they are very committed group. We are loaded with leadership. I am very pleased with this group. We are further along offensively than we were last spring" says Coach Young.  

After losing some key defensive players on D line and at LB, Young feels they have new athletes that will be good but need to be brought up to varsity speed. Tightening up the defense is crucial, last year during a tough six game losing streak Mingus allowed 37 points a game.

A main emphasis of the camp was 7on7 in preparation for the summer passing leagues. The Marauders have a young receiving corps and coach Young is looking for QB Jay Arthur to open up the offense and get the ball to those receivers. Arthur was an 11 game starter last year and was always a threat when the ball was in his hands. Arthur rushed for 900 yards and had almost as many passing yards.
Opposing teams will also have to look out for
Ryan Hauser. Hauser split time at tail back last year but still rushed for over 500 yards. Ryan is a great all around athlete who placed third in both the pole vault and triple jump at the 4A state track meet.

Mingus in the new 4A II  alignment will be in the very competitive region 2 as they play against Bradshaw Mountain, Cactus Shadows, Notre Dame, Sunnyslope and Washington as they attempt to make  the play-offs next season.



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