BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Stop No. 30 for Sportsline Summer Camp was with the Southern Lab Kittens.
Head coach Darrell Asberry said the offensive line is a work in progress but there is balance and experience at nearly every other position.
The Kittens are coming off their second-straight semifinal appearance but have fallen short in both games. The most recent was a 21-9 loss to Catholic Point Coupee. The team said the main objective for this season is finishing.
“I take full responsibility,” said Asberry. “Nobody can be harder on me than I am on myself and the kids understand [that] you get to those semifinals, you have to win. You must win. It’s either win or go home. So, the attitude, they have been on time every day. You can already see the change.”
“We have a motto, ‘We all we got,‘” added senior running back Lutrell Pruitt. “We play as a unit and we plan to finish strong this year.”
The Kittens are set at the skill positions. Pruitt will accompany quarterback Angelo Izzard in the backfield. The junior signal-caller is coming off a 3,000-yard passing season. Pass-catcher Reginald Johnson is off to the Ragin’ Cajuns but returning are two tall, big-play receivers in juniors Herman Brister III and Darren Morris.
“I’m better at reading defenses; better at decision-making,” said Izzard. “When to run the ball, when to throw the ball, where to throw the ball, how to throw the ball. I am getting better for my team.”
“We like to call ourselves the ‘Quick 6′ because we are going to get the ball and we are going to score pretty fast,” Brister explained. “Our receiving core is probably going to be the best receiving core in the state. I do not care who says otherwise. We are going to be the best core in the state.”
“We have some younger guys who have some real good potential that are sophomores, some freshmen,” Morris added. “So, our potential is real nice.”
Both Brister and Morris also play safety on the defensive side of the ball for the Kittens.
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