The Walker football team has been without the most prolific passer in the state, Terry Bozeman, for the last two years. The Wildcats are getting used to life without Bozeman, who relocated to Arkansas Monticello.
The man who put the bite back into the Wildcats’ game with last year's breakout season, is head coach Brandon Lawley. The hands on coach is heading into his second year and he said he's confident in the leadership and abilities of new starter Jacobi Scott.
The senior quarterback has split time with summer basketball, but he's also been working with former Southern stars, Lindsey Scott and Eric Randall. He described his job as easy when it comes to distributing the ball like a point guard, along with backup Dalton Moore, to threats like Aveyon Dorsey and Jeffrey Bell, who make up a senior class of close to 30.
"He’s a very special kid and it’s very hard you know, to sit behind somebody when you’re good enough to play. He’s a leader on the team, very good group of seniors," Lawley said. "We have a few coaches that have been here for four or five years, a lot longer than I have and they’ll be the first ones to tell you this is without a doubt the best senior class, the most experience."
Walker has 17 starters back, including big play threat Darius Hampton, from a 5-5 team that finally put an end to a long string of 10 straight losing seasons that dated back to the 5-5 team of 2004.
The Wildcats have been trying to perfect their craft this summer with 7-on-7 play to improve after getting torched for 35 points per game in five straight district losses after the team had jumped out to a head-turning 5-0 start. Walker plays in the tough 4-5A District that produced state champion Zachary.
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