Run game could lead Prescott deep into playoffs

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The Prescott Curley Wolves have a strong run game, and it could be the impetus for their return to the 3A state playoffs.

The Curley Wolves’ run game features a variety of skill sets that will pound opposing defenses and run rings around them, or maybe the other way around. Senior Derriun Thompson produced 1,192 scrimmage yards and 16 total touchdowns, 15 of them rushing, for Prescott. Thompson is a two-way player who will also see extended time playing in the secondary for Prescott, though the hope is to keep him playing offense by virtue of the run game pounding opposing defenses. Alex George is the change of pace back at 6-0, 240 pounds that is the bowling ball no linebackers or secondary players will want to tackle when they are gassed. Then, Jaylen Hopson is the sophomore with Darren Sproles-like qualities that only add to the dynamic Curley Wolves backfield.

An old football saying is that if a team has two quarterbacks, they have none at all. However, Prescott has a wise coach in Tommy Poole, who has compiled a 76-17 record at the school, and he will figure out who the starter should be for Prescott in either junior Jacobi Nolen or Jeff Williams.

The backup quarterback will join senior Bryston Samuels and sophomore Jacaylon Zachary to bolster Prescott’s receiving corps. Cade Poole, who mostly plays as an edge defender, is also an option at tight end.

The point of attack for Prescott’s defense begins with defensive tackle Jack Arnette, who produced 56 tackles in 2018. The Curley Wolves also have a talented pair of linebackers in Jason Patrick and Chadarrius Haynie.



Fri., 9/6 — at Mena — 7:00 p.m.
Fri., 9/20 — at Hope — 7:00 p.m.
Fri., 9/27 — Fouke* — 7:00 p.m.
Fri., 10/4 — Bismarck* — 7:00 p.m.
Fri., 10/11 — at Smackover* — 7:00 p.m.
Fri., 10/18 — at Genoa Central* — 7:00 p.m.
Fri., 10/25 — Horatio* — 7:00 p.m.
Fri., 11/1 — Camden Harmony Grove* — 7:00 p.m.
Thu., 11/7 — at Centerpoint* — 7:00 p.m.

* denotes conference game