CCS Seeking New Playmakers to Ignite Their Offense
In the eight games Chattanooga Christian actually played last year, they scored 40 or more points five times. But it might take some work to reach that kind of production this season.
The Chargers get the 30-in-30 spotlight.
When CCS coach Mark Mariakis looks at his roster, he has to be excited…until he takes a closer look.
Said Mariakis:”It’s the largest roster we’ve ever had since I’ve been there or in school history. We’ve got 65 players, which is really good, but we’ve only four seniors.”
The Chargers will really be young at the skill positions.
Said Mariakis:”Yeah 97 percent of our offense left from the quarterback to all three running backs.”
Reporter:”How do you fill the holes of Tink, Cheese, and Mike Mike. First of all, who’s going to have the best nickname now?”
Said lineman Preston Rudder:”Well we have Javo. His name is Javoris Havis, and then Boo Carter. They both got a lot of playing time last year. Javoris had more passing yards than the quarterback last year actually at running back with trick plays.”
Said lineman Jacob Barham:”Last year we had all the leadership at the skill positions. We had senior running backs and quarterbacks. This year all of our leadership is on the line, so it’s kind of flip-flopped.”
Reporter:”Who’s going to be quarterback this year?”
Said Mariakis:”Good question. It’s try-out time right now.”
Try-outs better end quick.
The Chargers non-conference schedule is stacked with McCallie, Baylor, and South Pittsburg.
Reporter:”Why did you do that to yourself?”
Said Mariakis:”I’m not sure. (laughter) I’m not sure. I look at the schedule, and I think man. It’s good for our kids. We’ve gone to from a point of looking at those games and saying oh no to saying oh yeah. Again the score hasn’t looked well when we play them, but we feel like we’re competitive.”