Goose Creek Gators 2007 Preview

There has been a lot of talk surrounding the lowcountry in regards to the Goose Creek Gators. Coach Chuck Reedy has the Gator program cranking at a high level these days. SCPrepNation.com took a trip to Goose Creek, South Carolina to check on the 2007 Gators.

Coach: Chuck Reedy (6th season) Region: 7-AAAA

Record in 2006: 9-4

Key Players Lost: RB Marsalis McCloud, RB Sean Smiley, WR Jason Brown

OFFENSE
Talented signal caller Donta Brown will be returning for his junior season this fall to lead the Gators onto the field. He will be operating behind a very massive and talented O-line unit that should allow him time to throw to his top target, Ernesto Welch. Running behind this unit will be running backs D.J. Tartt and Jonathan Shine.

Style of Offense:I-Formation

Key Players on Offense: QB Donta Brown, WR Ernesto Welch, OL Cameron Robinson, OL Daniel Berg, OL James White, OL Garrett Welch, OL Aaron Eastwood, RB D.J Tartt, FB Jonathan Shine

DEFENSE
With a host of experienced veterans and talented newcomers, the Gators should do more than just hold their own against their opponents this fall. Darryl Jones, Josh Kubisz, and Matt Futch should lay the foundation upfront for the Gators. The linebacking corps will be led by last year's leading tackler and defensive MVP, Calvin Grube. Safety Joseph Wright should provide solid play in the secondary for the Gators.

Defensive Formation: 4-4, 4-2

Key Player(s) on Defense: DL Matt Futch, DL Josh Kubisz, LB Calvin Grube, LB Terrell Montgomery, S Joseph Wright

Young Star(s) on the Rise: OLB/RB Malcolm Howard, LB Madeous Knight, TE Caleb McCutcheon, QB Tony Bryan

Final Thoughts:"We've been fortunate to get better as a football team/program every year. I think we will have our best football team this year. I think we are certainly bigger and stronger than we've ever been." – Coach Chuck Reedy


Goose Creek's Darryl Jones, Calvin Grube, Jonathan Shine, Malcolm Howard, and Matt Futch


GOOSE CREEK GATORS


SC Prep Nation Top Stories