Speed is the Key for the 2016 James M. Bennett Clippers
For most of this decade, winning did not occur often at James M. Bennett. From 2011 – 2014 the Clippers averaged just two wins a season. That all changed in 2015. Bennett produced a 7-3 regular season and made the 3A playoffs.
On offense, they return six starters highlighted by senior wide receiver Matt Chrysostome. Quarterback Joey Blake injured his collarbone in the week five win over Snow Hill. He missed the rest of the season. The collarbone is healed and the junior is back to lead the offense.
“I’ve been in the weight room trying to regain my strength and trying to stay healthy,” Blake said.
Blake provides a dual threat quarterback for head coach Hoot Gibson. Teamed with Chrysostome, speed is what Bennett is relying on to build upon last year.
“We just need to find a way to get all those guys an opportunity to do what they do best by giving them the ball and allow them to make plays<” offensive coordinator Dustin Mills said.