Knights pass game strikes fast

By Randy Lefko Sports Editor
Posted 8/10/22

OAKLEAF - Oakleaf High football coach Marcus Miller got a quick strike passing touchdown on the very first drive of Saturday’s team scrimmage with quarterback Drew Ammons hitting Taylor …

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Knights pass game strikes fast

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OAKLEAF - Oakleaf High football coach Marcus Miller got a quick strike passing touchdown on the very first drive of Saturday’s team scrimmage with quarterback Drew Ammons hitting Taylor Bradshaw.

“We kind of know what our passing game can do because we have had it all summer,” said Miller. “The run game is not a quick install when we just get the pads about a week ago.”

On the running end of the game, Miller cited senior Devin Outlaw as stepping up to show off his fresh legs and upper body power.

“He has been dinged the past two years so I think what he showed today was good for the team,” said Miller. “He is the man for us when the run game goes and I think he wanted to kind of rev the engine a bit.”

Miller saw some surprising play off the two star players showing off their preparations it H-back Isaiah Schevchook grabbing a couple of passes over the middle and making bigger plays of typical fourth and two, third and three finishes.

“He’s the Swiss Army Knife out there and if the defenses have to worry about Devin and Taylor that leaves him in some space and he is very good and getting downfield,” said Miller, noting two scores by Schevchook.

On the defensive front, Miller liked his play from linebacker Jaden Hicks, an out of state transfer, who has quickly asserted himself on the field.

“Besides being mobile and strong and good size Jaden has great field awareness and football IQ,” said Miller. “He’s scanning and reading while he is shuffling past blockers then explodes to the ball.”

Miller’s secondary got some good looks from Drake Stubbs and James Kitchens, two freshman last year with big impact expected to be highlight players this year.

“Drake kind of dominated with six picks last year based on just his athleticism and closing speed,” said Miller. “This year, teams will have at least heard of him, but James is just as lethal on the opposite side.”

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