Football: Springdale Has Youth Movement At Safety
Posted: August 12, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.
SPRINGDALE -- Jacob Gill inherited a group of young, inexperienced players in his first year as Springdale High's safeties coach.
Position Battle: Safety. … Junior free safety Gavin Schmidt and senior strong safety David Swankier are the starters but have started a combined two games. Juniors Tyler George and Jorge Alba could be called on if needed.
Watch Out For: Senior cornerback TreShawn Gause. … Gause is one of the best on-ball defenders on a basketball court in the 7A-West but could make a big impact after joining the football team in the spring. He gives Springdale athleticism on the outside.
Biggest Strength: Length and athleticism at cornerback. … Gause and Chris Owens have the potential to be a strong duo.
Biggest Question Mark: Inexperience at safety. … The young safeties will have to grow up fast with nonconference games against pass-heavy Greenwood and Bixby, Okla., in the first three weeks.
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