Carter Hornets football team to rely on youth in 2015 season

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Jeff McMillian is entering his second season as the head coach of the Carter Hornets, and when his team takes the field on August 21, there will be a youth movement.

“We’ve got a lot of new players,” said McMillian of the 2015 roster. “A lot of sophomores are going to be expected to play quite a bit.”

That includes four sophomores on the offensive line. Their task this season will be to protect junior quarterback DeAngelo Brooks. Brooks transferred to Carter from Bearden and sat out the 2014 season, playing on the junior varsity.

“He’s been in the program for a year, and he knows what the expectations are and he knows the offense” says McMillian.

When asked what to expect from Carter’s offense, Brooks didn’t shy away from pressure, “a lot of touchdowns,” he said with a smile.

He’ll get his first chance to score one of those touchdowns on August 21 when the Hornets travel to play Halls.

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