3. What’s Sire’s skill set/makeup? “Sire Hardaway is an unbelievable football player. He’s very accurate as a passer [90-of-123 for 1,274 yards, 11 touchdowns]. He is a super smart young man [3.75 GPA and former ScoutSMART Student-Athlete of the Week] and runs when needed. His development has been both on the field and off. On the field, he does a lot of work with our quarterback coach [Corky Gordon] and our offensive coordinator [Ken Quinn]. He runs our scramble drill better than anyone that I have coached. His understanding of our offense and each week’s game plan has given us a chance to be successful in every game this year. Off of the field Sire Hardaway is our leader. He is never too high or too low in any circumstance, and now he has spread that spirit to our entire team.”
4. James Johnson also had a big game, scoring three touchdowns, including the winning score. What kind of player is he? “James is a junior and a three-year starter for us at Douglas County. James Johnson is special. In five games this year he has 859 total yards [106 rushing, 359 receiving, 115 on punt returns, 394 on kickoff returns, all on 42 touches]. He has 13 touchdowns and also plays defensive back for us and has 35 tackles and four pass breakups. He’s one of the best players I’ve ever been blessed to coach.”
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