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Euless Trinity offense ready to go but Guyer, Plano still looking for pieces
The spectacular often became the routine for Class 5A Division I state runner-up Euless Trinity last season. It happened with players such as Tevin Williams, Brandon Carter and Terrence Tusan starring in the backfield, and any one of them could and did break free for big gains.
Now all three are gone. But as spring practice churns on for Trinity, coach Steve Lineweaver is optimistic that he’ll have a few playmakers for his offense, beginning with running back Joel Kimpela.
He is 5-10 and rushed for 410 yards on 31 carries. That total put him as the top rusher behind the big three of Carter, Williams and Tusan. He’ll be joined in the backfield by Brandon Reeves (5-3) and Jonathan Brown (5-5).
“It looks like we go out and try to find short backs,” Lineweaver joked.
In seriousness, he added: “They have a different dimension.”
New QB for Guyer: J.W. Walsh, one of the area’s best quarterbacks the last three seasons, is gone. Fortunately, Guyer has another top prospect ready to step in. Jerrod Heard (6-2, 175), an incoming sophomore, will compete with incoming junior Mason McKnight. Heard is a dual-threat quarterback who could become a promising recruit.
Plano needs to restock offense: Plano is losing most of its offense from last year, starters such as quarterback Connor Michelsen, running back Murat Kuzu and wide receivers Brandon Hamilton and Steele Hoetger. Inexperienced players will need to step up.
Coach Jaydon McCullough said junior-to-be Richard Lagow could be the starting quarterback. He was the only sophomore on varsity last season. Running back Kevin Merrill, a senior-to-be, returns. Wide receiver L.J. Ausama, a senior-to-be, missed most of last season because of injury.
Briefly: Coach Tom Westerberg is using spring practices to find depth for Allen. …Cameron Williams, brother of Danzel Williams, will play running back for Arlington Martin, said coach Bob Wager.
Staff writers Brandon George, Matt Wixon and Corbett Smith contributed to this report.