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River Oaks - 2013 Schedule & Notes

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River Oaks – 2013 Schedule

Date

Opponent

 

Home/Away

8/23/13

Claiborne

 

H

8/30/13

ACCS

 

H

9/6/13

Glenbrook

 

A

9/13/13

Washington

 

A

9/20/13

Riverdale

 

A

9/27/13

Cenla

 

H

10/4/13

Central Hinds

 

H

10/11/13

Trinity

 

A

10/18/13

Prairie View

 

A

10/25/13

Riverfield

 

H

 

Notes about the River Oaks Mustangs

They Move the Chains: They Move The Chains: Quarterback Brendan MacGregor returns for his second season under center. The junior came on strong last season as he threw for 1,824 yards. MacGregor (5-10,155) improved as a passer over the spring and is poised to have a big season. River Oaks will us a committee of backs behind MacGregor. Seniors Garrett Morgan and Tristan Sheehan will see plenty of carries. OCS transfer Drake Porter had a good spring and impressed the coaching staff. Ouachita transfer Dakota Wingfield also looks promising. Senior Cole Nimmo (6-0,175) could see some playing time at fullback. The running backs should have some major holes to run thru. Four of the returning six starters on offense are from the offensive line. Zach Barnes (6-4,235) is the veteran of the group and will be counted on for leadership. Junior Tommy Johnson is moving from fullback to center to fill the void for the Mustangs.

Blitz Patrol: Drake Porter (6-0,205) is not afraid to put his nose in the middle of the action from his inside linebacker spot. Senior Adam Stewart is a transfer from West Ouachita looked very good in the spring. Porter and Stewart will anchor the Mustangs defense. Senior Will Harrop (5-7, 195) is one of several guys who will be counted on to make plays at the line of scrimmage.

Cleats to Fill: RB Alex Biedenharn will be missed. Despite battling injuries last season, the speedy Biedenharn rumbled for 1,328 yards and had the potential to take it to the house on every carry. The team's second leading rusher Jacob Little and the Mustangs leading receiver Jordan Sutton have also graduated.

Ace Watch: MacGregor was honored as an ace last year and we see no reason why he will not get some "primetime" exposure this season. With quick and shifty backs, look for a breakout performance or two from a plethora of running backs.

Must-See Matchup: The Mustangs are fired up their season opener against Claiborne Academy. A week three showdown with district favorite Gleenbrook should put River Oaks to the test. The regular season final against Riverfield is always a heated contest.

Postseason Prospects: A 6-6 season and a loss in the second round of the playoffs is considered a disappointment for the Mustangs program. If they can avoid the injury bug, this year's squad will certainly surpass last year's win total. With only 24 athletes on the roster, the Mustangs will rely heavily on their conditioning.

Coach Talk: "We have had a bad run of luck in terms of injuries in the last three years. Last season we lost several playmakers for a portion of the season. Hopefully, we can stay healthy this season. The kids have been working hard and are looking to improve on last season's 6-6 campaign. A couple of additions should certainly help us."
— River Oaks assistant coach Dalton LeBleu

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