How they stack up
Offensively, the Stallions should be better than last year thanks in large part to the addition of offensive coordinator Jason McManus from the junior-college ranks. Coach Strait Herron called plays last year after offensive coordinator Patch Cox suddenly left the program early in the season. South Pointe lost several important playmakers to graduation, but replacements like junior receivers Nick McCloud and Josh Wilkes are ready to step forward.
South Pointe will find itself in the position of out-numbering many of the 3A schools it plays this year, a luxury that wasn’t present at the 4A level.
“We’ve got a lot of skilled players, and I’ve told the coaches that it’s gonna be hard to keep them happy. We don’t coach to get somebody a certain number of carries or a certain number of catches. We don’t do that. We’re gonna run the plays we’ve got to run to beat the defenses in front of us. But, we’ve got to be conscious of the fact that we’ve got a lot of guys.”