3 Things Week 2
Each Week following Spartanburg Viking Football games, I’m going to take a couple of days and think about the 3 most important things I saw on the field. This week I focus on 3 players that stood out for one reason or another. So here’s 3 things from Week 2’s win over Hillcrest
1-Junior QB Raheim Jeter is outstanding. We already knew this of course, but I was so impressed with him even more this past week because of what he did while what he wasn’t doing. Confused…let me explain. Jeter is always a dynamic dual threat with a balanced throwing attack mixed with a power rushing game. Jeter didn’t run last week at all against Hillcrest. No zone reads, no options, no taking off once a play isn’t there. Yet Jeter still threw for 4 TDs and over 300 yards while spreading the ball out to 6 different WRs. His timing with his WRs was excellent and it’s such a different feel with him in the game. The Viking offense still left a lot of points on the board but are still not close to opening up their entire offense just yet. I can’t wait to see it all as the year goes on.
2-More impressed with Carter after this week than last two. That may be silly to say after he averaged 143 yards per game through the first two and this week only ran for 67. But Hillcrest completely sold out against shutting him down, yet he still had 2 TDs, 1 for 19 yards. However what I’m most impressed with was his attitude. There was nothing there for him all night, yet he fought for every single yard. He turned 2nd and 10s into 2nd and 7s, he never pouted and was just as excited each score by his teammates as he was when he did got in the end zone. When Jeter starts running, the holes for Carter will be there and I expect several more games well over 100 yards.
3-Garret Fulmer is becoming a fan favorite. All this kid did was step in last minute for one of the best QBs in the state, fought hard, gave it everything he had and gave his team a chance to win. I was really proud of him in this incredibly tough role. But to see him come in on defense a few times as fired up as he was, just really got me excited. That’s what High School Football is about. He lined up at OLB and NT and seemed as excited as Rudy was when he once ran on the field. I love kids who love their team and Fulmer is one of those kids.