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Blue Ridge game plan ready for Wade Hampton

By Garrett Mitchell, Staff Reporter
Published on Friday, August 28, 2015

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Jake Smith will start at quarterback for Blue Ridge. Coach Steve Euote posted for this picture on photo day.
 

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Jake Smith will start at quarterback for Blue Ridge. Coach Steve Euote posted for this picture on photo day.

 

• Blue Ridge players, bios here

Blue Ridge turned in impressive performances in jamborees. The Tigers are ready to keep that momentum rolling into their regular season opener Friday night.

Blue Ridge hosts Wade Hampton. The Generals have already played a game, losing their opener to Dorman last Friday, 49-7.

Wade Hampton sports a massive front line on both sides of the ball. Devante Scott, at 6-foot-2 325 pounds, and Doug Babb, 6-4, 300, anchor the defensive line. The Generals are also large along the offensive front, with 6-4, 305 junior Matt Malphrus plowing the road for running back Josh Edwards.

Head Coach Shane Clark said the size advantage and running game of the Generals will pose a threat.

"Wade Hampton will be a solid football team," Clark said. "They're a huge team and have some really big guys. They have good speed at the skill positions as well."

Blue Ridge will counter with its speedster, Vonta Jenkins, at running back. Quarterback Jake Smith has proven a capable leader of the offense. Couple that with the defensive pressure brought by tackle James Martin and linebacker Montavis Cofield, the Tigers are confident they will be able to get the job done.

"I look for our guys to rise up to the challenge," Clark said. "We have a pretty good game plan to attack what they do."

The biggest factor, Clark added, is that Blue Ridge is healthy for the first time since the end of last season.

"Knock on wood, we're pretty healthy," he said. "I feel pretty good. We're ready to go on Friday night."

Want to go?

Who: Blue Ridge vs. Wade Hampton

Where: Blue Ridge High School

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: $6

 

Wade Hampton roster

1

Jackson Elgin

QB

 

5-11

155

2

Jakari Stevens

RB

 

5-4

145

3

Jonah Richardson

DB

 

5-11

165

4

Jarvion Miller-Norman

RB

 

5-10

175

5

Josh Edwards

QB

 

5-9

165

6

Gray Wyatt

QB

 

6-2

170

7

Josh Fabrizo

QB

 

5-10

150

8

Tacorey Gleaton

LB

 

6-2

195

9

Monte Pepper

DB

 

5-9

170

10

Sebastian Garcia

P, K

 

6-0

180

11

Bryce Stambaugh

WR

 

6-2

170

12

Devin Hadley

WR

 

6-0

155

14

Derek Marshall

WR

 

5-9

120

15

Josh Richardson

DB

 

5-11

160

16

Damon Rolf

RB

 

5-8

175

17

Daniel Baldwin

WR

 

5-10

150

19

Devin Boyce

WR

 

5-11

164

20

Jackson Pace bryant

DB

 

5-5

122

21

JJ Richardson

FS

 

6-4

175

22

Urijah Tucker

RB

 

5-6

140

23

Kadarius Sullivan

WR

 

5-4

138

24

Alonzo Jones

WR

 

5-11

170

25

Garrett Mueller

QB

 

6-1

175

27

Raekwon Williams

RB

 

5-9

186

28

Antwann McCray

MLB

 

5-10

190

30

Israel Taylor

RB

 

5-11

19

31

Daniel Mendieta

DB

 

5-8

166

32

Qualyn Daniels

RB

 

5-7

200

33

Ben Keith

LB

 

5-9

190

34

Branden Glick

K

 

5-11

160

35

Jonathon Ramirez

LB

 

6-0

210

36

Lewis Brown

WR

 

5-8

145

37

Makel Mayfield

DB

 

5-5

125

38

Champ Scott

LB

 

5-10

185

40

Charlie Tankersly

MLB

 

5-11

200

41

Von Thomas

LB

 

6-1

205

43

Samuel Restrepo

K, P

 

6-0

190

44

Adam Hester

OLB

 

5-9

160

45

Semaj Johnson

LB

 

5-10

203

48

Zay Gambrell

CB

 

5-9

155

52

Marquise Shell

G

 

6-3

315

54

Carson Beam

OL

 

6-1

230

55

Jaibreyl Moore

OL

 

5-11

210

56

Sam Evatt

OL

 

5-11

325

57

Anthony Foster

DB

 

5-8

165

58

Timothy Gault

LB

 

5-10

205

59

Jake Wilson

LB

 

6-0

205

61

Joseph Bayne

OL

 

6-1

315

62

Richard Hayes

OL

 

6-1

284

63

Yubert Andon

OL

 

5-10

215

65

Pierce Thomason

OL

 

6-3

290

66

Coy Gillespie

DL

 

5-10

225

70

Bobby Gettys

OL

 

6-4

260

72

Matt Malphrus

OL

 

6-4

305

73

John tyler Thompson

OL

 

6-1

225

74

Devante Scott

DL

 

6-2

325

75

Knox Duncan

OL

 

6-2

240

77

Bradley Mcmillen

OL

 

6-4

270

79

Doug Babb

DL

 

6-4

300

80

Tramel Murry

WR

 

5-10

175

81

Porter Dowdy

WR

 

5-10

148

82

Leighton Ward

DE

 

5-11

175

84

Drew O'brien

WR

 

6-0

177

87

Ricardo Meza

WR

 

6-2

200

88

Caedmon Storm

WR

 

5-11

165

89

Mike Caterisano

DE

 

6-2

215

90

Jamel Young

DL

 

6-0

250

91

Elliott Hardin

DE

 

6-2

175

98

Charlie Dixon

DL

 

6-3

225

99

Eric Shell

DE, T

 

6-0

220

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