Episcopal will bring back 10 seniors including tight end Connor Pellerin, but also has some up and coming targets like junior running back/receiver Dawson Sharp and a guy that drew praise from fellow receiver and senior David Tatman, junior Luke Foster.
They are all guys Knights quarterback Kade Edenfield can target as he returns with 10 starts under his belt in place of last year's senior starter William D'Armond, who was lost early in the season after he went down with an injury.
"As a freshman when he was playing, he thought the day of him becoming a senior would never get here, and all of a sudden now he is that senior. We're going to continue to see Kade grow and develop, and put a little more on his plate, and expect him to be a leader out there at the quarterback position for us," said head coach Travis Bourgeois.
Bourgeois said the stability of his coaching staff, that also features former Knights star Jimmy Williams, is a plus. However, two-way starter Tatman said just because they lost Warrick Dunn finalist TJ Wisham, doesn't mean they'll go away from the biggest strength of this team: four starters back in the trenches.
The Knights senior lineman Wayne Stabler said it's a tight-knit senior group that reminds him of the group that led the Knights when he was a freshman.
"They were all very athletic and they all played, every single one of them," Stabiler said. "They all had an important role, and I think it's really cool that all those friends got to play together and go to the semifinals that year."
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