Springwood steps in as latest looking to dethrone EdgewoodPublished 9:30am Thursday, September 5, 2013
The last time Bobby Carr was in this situation was in 2007, and he came away with a losing record.
But that was four state titles ago.
This time his Wildcats are 2-0 and riding a 33-game winning streak.
But all of that doesn’t matter to Carr right now.
“I have never been in a situation where a good number of my skill guys are hurt,” he said. “Just last week I had three freshmen start — I’ve never had that happen since I’ve been here.”
The Wildcats rolled to another region win over Evangel Christian Academy, 49-18.
Senior quarterback Taylor Hawthorne rushed for 127 yards on 15 carries and three touchdowns.
He also completed 13 of 26 pass attempts for 260 yards and another touchdown.
On the rushing end, tailback Josh Crawford finished with 103 yards on 16 carries and three touchdowns.
And given how hard the injury bug has bitten the Wildcats, Carr is concerned about how many times his tailback gets the ball.
“Right now our second and third-string running backs are out,” Carr said. “Our only hope of a backup right now would be if I call up someone from the junior varsity.”
This week Edgewood faces region rival Springwood, which is coming off a 30-26 loss to East Memorial Christian.
“We have a lot of backups going against their strength, which is their skill players,” Carr said. “Our guys who are in the backup role are going to have to step up and adjust to what they do.
“As far as we are concerned, we’ve got to get polished up on what we do right now.”