How they stack up
Long is a patient runner who reads blocks well, while Kryst is a burner that can hit the corner or do damage from the slot for quarterback Rogan Wells, a returning starter who will be a junior. Brandon Plyler will try and stretch the field for the Jackets. Mason Jordan, a defensive end/tight end-type, is another player that could be a red zone factor with his size.
With parity expected in Region 3-4A, the chance is ripe for the Yellow Jackets to grab a playoff spot. Experience will be the immeasurable intangible that should help a Fort Mill team that gave up more than 30 points six times last season, while scoring 30-plus just twice.