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Sports2-a-Days Preview: Parkview Baptist Eagles

5 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, July 05 2018 Jul 5, 2018 July 05, 2018 5:45 PM July 05, 2018 in Sports2 A Days
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE, LA - Physicality on both sides of the football has been something Jay Mayet has preached ever since stepping foot on the Parkview campus. Last year the Eagles dominated district 6-4A, running the table with a 5-0 record and winning their 11th district title. 

In 2017 the Eagles triple option attack was run through quarterback Alexander Aucoin who rushed and passed for more than 1,000 yards each.

This year that won't be an option.

The Eagles graduated Aucoin and their stud tailback Connor Joffrion. This spring and summer Mayet has worked out three quarterbacks and expects the battle to extend into fall camp. 

"Our offense is a little bit different," said Mayet. You need somebody who can be a game manager and from our standpoint it's a little bit different in not turning the ball over. You know it's somebody whose going to check us into the right play and out of the wrong play. But, it's also somebody who can throw the football and is a good athlete that can run the football."

Colton Jumonville, Roman Mula and transfer Anthony Safford all split reps during the spring, but none created enough separation to land the starting job. 

"Colton Jumonville could've been quarterback last year, but he helps more on the defensive side of the ball," Mayet said. "We got a new kid Anthony Safford from Indiana who moved into Baton Rouge and Roman Mueller whose going to be a sophomore. We're looking at those three guys to see who can step up and play quarterback."
Offensively the Eagles return five starters including a pair of running backs that each saw extensive playing time last season. 
Defensively, Parkview will pride their hat on a big senior class to lead the way. The Eagles will need to replace an entire line backing core as well as find some depth on a defensive line that has some holes.

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