By David Grimes Thursday, August 23 2012 00:00
Despite returning 15 players, depth could be a problem for the Floyd County Buffaloes, as they prepare to open their season Friday night at Group AA state runner-up Christiansburg.
"We should be improved, but our numbers are down," said head coach Winfred Beale, who has 42 players listed on this year's roster. "Depth could be a problem."
Returning for the Buffaloes, who finished fourth in the Three Rivers District with a 2-3 mark and 3-7 overall are, Gus Underwood (senior, 6-0, 178, QB/DB), Vinny Kuckenbuch (senior, 5-9, 182, HB/DB), junior Matt Bary (5-9, 148, WR/DB), Cole Worrell (senior, 5-10, 171,FL/DB), Dorian Harris (senior, 5-11, 217, TB/OLB), Brent Webster (senior, 5-11, 198, T/OLB), Christian Cromer (sophomore, 6-1, 210. LB), Tristan Vest (junior, 5-9, 167, LB), Ricky Burnette (senior, 5-8, 177, C), Ricky Lawrence (senior, 5-11, 291, NG), Jeffrey Keaton (sophomore, 6-3, 294, G/DE), Chris Burnette (sophomore, 5-10, 177, T) and Tyler Vaught (senior, 6-3, 197, TE/DE).
When asked about the team’s offensive strengths and weaknesses, Beale stated, “We have a good core of skill athletes returning. We must develop depth on the offensive line. We need to improve on our run blocking and consistency.”
As when the Buffaloes are on defense, “We should be stronger and quicker,” added Beale. “We need depth on the defensive line and we need to eliminate the big plays.”
Floyd County sees all of its Three Rivers District games as being the top game of the season.
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