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Curley Cubs should be salty

By Staff, 07/23/21 7:51 AM

PRESCOTT – Russell Carter, coach of the Curley Cubs, said though this is a new group, the Cubs should be competitive.

The team has some quickness and good size on the offensive line. There should be around 36 players on the squad this year, but there could be more.

The Cubs will be running the same spread offense the Wolves use. This will help the players learn the system so they’ll be ready when they move up to the senior level. The same goes for the defense.

Dacari Prater will be the quarterback, while Tiquan Box and Dwayne White will be running backs. Receivers will be White, Spencer Hubbard and Lavante Gleason. Defensively, Joey PIttman will be a tackle, with a trio looking good at the linebacker position, including Xavion Dickson and Cliff Davis, who Carter said are hitters though they’re green.

Gleason and Richard Benton will anchor the secondary and have the speed to get to the line and help stop the run. Zach Wright will be the punter and could be the kickoff man as he has good flexibility. David Rabadon will likely be the placekicker.

As far as the schedule goes, Carter said Glen Rose will be the team to beat again this year, along with Centerpoint.

“This group listens better,” he said. “Last year we missed spring ball and team camps because of COVID-19.” The Cubs also lost two games due to COVID. “We’re looking forward to this year,” he continued, “as the players want to learn and are all coachable. This will be a fun year for coaches working with them. We want to win, but the ultimate goal is to prepare them for senior high. We’ve got a good system in place, as one level helps the other.”