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Oakleaf kicks off spring football season at Madison County

Randy Lefko, randy@claytodayonline.com
Posted 5/23/24

The Oakleaf High football team will open the spring football slate at Class 1A powerhouse Madison County on Friday, May 17, with the rest of the county scheduled for their spring games next week.

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Oakleaf kicks off spring football season at Madison County


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The Oakleaf High football team will open the spring football slate at Class 1A powerhouse Madison County on Friday, May 17, with the rest of the county scheduled for their spring games next week.

The Knights features an offense full of explosive players that can get downfield quickly, including returning running back Chris Foy Jr., who comes back with his dad, the second-year coach at Oakleaf, Chris Foy.

Around the offense is the speed in big gulps with two stellar first-year students, Jordyn Price and Michael Collins, who senior Carlos Witherup joins. Witherup, a mainstay two years ago, orchestrated an upset of Fleming Island behind a passing attack of quarterback Drew Ammons. Witherup, who left to play at Mandarin but is now back at Oakleaf,

That's three dangerous downfield playmakers.

The question is a new quarterback with Jayven Romero and First Academy transfer Jack McKissock, who at 6-foot-2, 190-pound, taking reps in the Knights' intrasquad scrimmage last week and both looking efficient.

McKissock threw for 1,500 yards with 19 TDs for First Academy last season with a 6-4 finish.

Of course, Oakleaf will have an extensive, strong offensive and defensive line.

Madison County finished 10-2 last season with a rural state runnerup finish to unbeaten Hawthorne, 13-0, and the defending 1A champion.