Last season Coach Craig Holland and his Flagstaff Eagles powered their way to a 10-2 record and 2nd round of the playoffs. Most of their success came behind a huge offensive line that allowed the Eagles to run at will. This upcoming season the formula may change from power to speed as Flagstaff looks to build on last year's success. The key to that success may be the work of 5'10 182 pound speedster Ronnie Whitehead. Whitehead ran a 4.63 forty at the LETS combine and has shown great quickness throughout the spring.
Continuing the shift from last years run oriented offense Coach Holland said much of this springs emphasis was on the passing game. Holland also feels that currently the backs and receivers are the strength of the team. Joining Whitehead at the skill positions are wide receivers Laramy Schmid and big James Brooks. At 6'4 and 261 pounds Brooks ran a 4.85 forty this spring and presents a tough matchup for opposing DBs.
Brooks returns to his defensive end position and along with 5'11 210 pound Carlos Dougi will anchor the defense. Like most teams the Eagles look to build depth and fill in holes as they prepare for the upcoming 4A DII Region 5 season that is filled with old rivals.