Dynamic duo lead Vikings

ESP talks to one of the most dangerous offensive connections in the state as they prepare for a state quarterfinal game with Skyline…

Curtis is widely considered to be an underdog heading into their quarterfinal matchup with Skyline this Saturday. Most people would talk about QB Jake Heaps throwing to wide out Kasen Williams. However, the pass and catch combo on the other sideline may be even more dangerous.

Tyler Jamison and Rahmel Dockery have been tearing through SPSL South defenses with ease this season. Whenever Curtis needs a big play they look to their playmakers on offense. These two have hooked up 27 times; scoring on nearly half the plays with 13 TD's this season. Even more alarming for opposing defenses is the fact that they average over 33 yards per completion. Jamison credits off-season work for their success:

" Rahmel has run a million routes for me since we have known each other. That has helped our timing to be really on point. I trust him and know that if I throw it up he will catch it."

Dockery, who just received an offer to play at Washington State University, has also made an impact on special teams. He has returned 4 kicks for touchdowns this season, including a 99 yard game winner this past weekend against Central Kitsap. Curtis trailed early in the game and Dockery credits their mental toughness for allowing them to come back:

"We just stayed humble and kept executing. Let the scoreboard take care of itself."

The battle to watch throughout the game will be Dockery matched up on defense against all-state WR Kasen Williams. It should be a matchup of the two most athletic players on the field. Skyline will easily be the toughest opponent Curtis has faced this season. Jamison emphasized that the key to winning will be continuing to do the things that got them this far:

"Defensively, I think we will need to get pressure on Heaps and do a good job covering down field. On offense, we have great balance…we have two good running backs and a great line. They have a really big and technical D-line so our line will need to block well. I think if we stay calm and focus on our assignments we will be fine."

The recruiting process is just beginning for both of these players. Jamison would love to play for the Air Force Academy but is open to hearing from any school where he can play. Dockery is also a very talented track athlete and has the option to pursue that in college as well as football. His dream school is Texas where his cousin played and graduated last season.

Curtis is a team to keep an eye on as the playoffs round out this season and into the 2011 season with both of these playmakers returning.

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