By Tim Branstetter / Staff Writer
The Corbin Redhounds attended a couple of passing camps this summer, but they are more focused on stopping the pass than completing it.
“We attended a couple of passing camps, but are not making it a focus,” Corbin coach Steve Jewell said. “We are working on changing some things. I feel like we’re more of a 70/30 type team.”
A big concern for Jewell has been his secondary, but he was impressed with their performance during the camps.
“I was very pleased with the secondary,” he said. “I was a little concerned so we have focused on them. We still have a ways to go, but we are not as far away as I thought we were.”
The Redhounds have traditionally been a strong running team and this year is no different. Corbin will be led by senior, Matt Jewell, but Jake Coppock, Tanner Powers and Taylor Waddle have the potential to earn a lot of carries.
“Matt is the only one with experience, but we have some other guys that can run the ball as well,” Steve Jewell said. “I feel like we have some extremely strong kids and some that can bounce outside as well.”
The Redhounds have only had one day of practice in pads, but they will need to be ready by Aug. 9 as they host Harlan County and Clay County in a three-way scrimmage.
“Everyone looks good going against air,” Steve Jewell said. “We have only had one day in pads, so the next few days are very important for us. We don’t have much time to get ready. We scrimmage next Thursday.”
Corbin has several experienced players on the line, but Steve Jewell has been pleased with the way his younger players have stepped up and challenged the older kids.
“We have a good competition with the younger lineman coming in,” he said. “We have some older guys, but those young guys are already pressuring them. Right now we don’t have any starting positions filled.”
Corbin Redhounds are ready for some football
By Tim Branstetter / Staff Writer
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