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3 Things Week 5

3 Things

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.  Some good, some great, some not so good.  I’ll try to break through what mattered, and what not to overreact to.  So here’s 3 things from Week 5’s 35-3 win over Mauldin. 

1-Will Love is a real weapon.  Who could have imagined that a Freshman Kicker would be so automatic.  He’s adjusted well to the speed of Varsity Football and has a very powerful leg.  I will say that our Kickoff Coverage needs some work but Will Love has been tremendous. His punting is improving, he can kick it deep, and is very accurate on Extra Points and FGs. 

2-The numbers don’t show it because we’ve faced teams who are extremely run heavy, but our Rush Defense is improving and we sure do blow up a lot of plays at the line of scrimmage.  Duncan Dawkins, Cam Jackson, and Joshua Mattison won several one on won battles so far this season which has led to a ton of Tackles For Loss.  Friday night was another example of their dominance on several plays. 

3-Spartanburg is so balanced on offense.  We have more weapons than we’ve had in years with one of the best QBs in school history leading the charge.  Raheim Jeter is so poised and confident and it shows on the next play after a mistake is made.  We have 9 different players who have caught a pass this season and 3 different RBs to choose from.  This truly is a very dangerous group.  It was great to get Justin Rice back from injury last week.  This Sophomore continues to grow and improve each week, especially with downfield blocking.  

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