As detailed in Thursday’s print edition, the Ashley football team has had to revamp its offense on the fly after senior slot back Charles Dent went down with a broken ankle for the second straight season. Dent’s speed added an explosive element to the team’s triple option attack, and coach Tom Eanes has had to adjust blocking schemes without that threat.
Senior center Frankie Keller adds continuity to a unit in flux with his solid play up front. A fourth-year starter and team captain, the 6-foot-2, 270-pound lineman said everyone on the offense is feeling the effects of Dent’s injury.
“It makes a world of difference when you have someone who can run the way he runs,” Keller said. “It definitely makes you want to block and work hard for someone who’s going to give you the same thing back every time he touches the ball.”
Keller appreciated Dent’s highlight reel runs as much as anyone because he’s in the process of compiling senior film to send to recruiters. Over the summer, he attended about 10 college camps, several in-state but also a few at Ivy League schools up north.
Though Keller doesn’t currently hold any scholarship offers, he’s kept regular e-mail contact with assistants from several schools, notably William & Mary, Wofford, Western Carolina, Brown and Navy.
Keller boosted his personal highlights when he recorded four tackles for loss from defensive tackle in the season-opening win at Hoke County. He’ll continue his final high school season, knowing he can help his college prospects by standing out on both sides of the ball.Read the full article at Starnewsonline by clicking here.