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Cubs should be touch this season

By John Miller, 08/4/22 7:37 PM

PRESCOTT – Defense will be the forte for the Prescott Curley Cubs this year.

Defensive coordinator Taylor Wood, in his sixth year with the Cubs, said the Cub defense will be fast and physical this season. Cub fans will need to keep an eye on the linebacking corps as, according to Taylor, it’s the best Prescott has had in a long time. This year’s linebackers will be: K.J. Page, Mario Brownlee, Zavion Dixon and Alex Munoz. All, he said, are headhunters, but Munoz will be one to watch with his old-school linebacker mentality.

The defensive ends will be Justin Culp and Caden Booker, who, Taylor said, will cause havoc for opposing offenses. In the secondary, the corners will be Keymon Brown and Wesley Rash, while the safeties are tabbed to be Sean Tribbet and Tikevion Edwards, with Owen Glass seeing action as well.

The Cubs will split defenses between the 3-4 and 4-3, with the focus on the linebackers. Taylor said the squad will blitz and use its speed to disrupt offenses. The defensive line will be anchored by Jamarion Yates and Jaryen Zachery.

On the offensive side of the ball, Taylor said the Cubs will have a strong running game, with the backs running behind Joseph Chavarria, Zaden Carter, Jacob Carlton, Keaton Marlar and Luther Williams. This crew is expected to open gaping holes for Page, Brownlee, Dixon and Culp. Dalton Stockton will be calling the signals for the Cubs. Taylor said he’s smart and can run the offense.

When the Cubs go to the air, Stockton’s targets will be Roderick McKinney, Mario Monk and Tribbet, along with Landon Harvey, who will also play in the secondary.

“We’ll be heavy run with the offensive line,” Taylor said. The Cubs will operate from the spread offense.

While extra points may not happen, as the Cubs tend to go for two after scoring touchdowns, Rhett Cornish is the kicker, who will handle kickoff duties as well as being the backup quarterback.

The Cubs, Taylor said, have one goal – to go through the season undefeated. “Our goal is not to lose a game.”