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Tigers have depth at QB
Wilson Brown is set to return as the Tigers' starting quarterback after missing all of last season with a knee injury. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
The Bradwell Institute Tigers had the unfortunate fate of losing their starting quarterback last season before the first snap was ever taken from center. Wilson Brown had impressed the coaches with his abilities and skills so much he took snaps for the varsity as a ninth grader. Last season he was going to lead the Tigers as a sophomore but a knee injury in the spring dashed the Tigers' vision for him as the starting quarterback.
Brown is slated to redeem his standing as the front man for the Tiger's QB spot and Tiger head coach Jim Walsh Jr. said he is looking good enough to get the nod.
"I would have to say for now it does look like Wilson Brown will start," he said. "But we can always play DeMario Day or Mike McGirt at QB and they will probably get some time there as well."
The coach said Brown's knee is doing better and thinks he is ready to go.
"He had last year off and I'm sure he is anxious to get back out there," Walsh said. "There is going to be some rust he is going to have to knock off since he didn't play last year. But he looked good in spring and we expect him to look good. He will play with his brace because there is no need in taking a risk."
Returning backup quarterback from last season, Trivon Williams will add extra depth for the QB spot but Walsh said he has other abilities the team would benefit from
"Trivon Williams will be moved to wide receiver and secondary this season," he said. "We want to get that kid on the field and while he is another player who could add depth to our quarterback position, we don't want him standing on the sideline waiting his turn so we will get him active in other positions. He's worked hard and deserves to be on the field."
Walsh said all his quarterbacks were similar in style, with the capacity to run and throw the ball well.
The coach said this year the Tigers have many returning players in the skilled positions giving them something they lacked before, depth.
"Our area of concern is the interior just due to numbers," he said about the Tigers' weak spot. "But we still have some kids that are just coming in from the summer."
The Tigers will get a chance to solidify their roster after they scrimmage Statesboro at 7 p.m. at Olvey Field on Aug. 15.


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