Marlin making the most of young athletes

Marlin making the most of young athletes
Posted at 11:03 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 00:03:59-04

Year two for Bulldogs head coach Stephen Hodge means a lack of seniors and a whole host of talented freshmen.

"When they were 8th and 7th graders they didn't lose a game so they can play football. Now we tell them there's no run left and run right, now you actually have to study your technique."

The Bulldogs lost four games last season by just one possession and Hodge says technical mistakes were to blame.

He and his coaching staff are taking a majority freshman roster and giving them a crash course in high school football.

What helps is junior ironman Sir Charleston Lee and quarterback Donavon Blakes are there to help lead the way and round the young group into shape.

"I'll back up coach cause he says technique sound. If we don't have technique we can have all the athletes but it's never going to win.
We have speed but if we don't know how to use our speed it's never going to work. A lot of teams would just beat us staying mentally tough and staying technique sound and that would get us in the fourth quarter," added Blakes.

Marlin is working to fill out their roster as well before a tough week one game against McGregor at home.

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