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West Monroe - 2013 Schedule & Notes

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West Monroe – 2013 Schedule

Date

Opponent

 

Home/Away

9/6/13

Madison Central

 

H

9/13/13

Hammond

 

H

9/20/13

Barbe

 

A

9/27/13

Airline

 

H

10/4/13

Calvary Baptist

 

A

10/11/13

Alexandria

 

A

10/18/13

Ruston

 

A

10/25/13

Pineville

 

H

11/1/13

Ouachita Parish

 

H

11/8/13

Natchitoches Central

 

A

 

Notes about the West Monroe Rebels

They Move the Chains: RB Steven Jones is a game breaker. Despite battling injuries the last two seasons, Jones has rolled up over 2-thousand yards rushing. If he can avoid the injury bug this season, Jones should have a monster season. Sophomore quarterback Jon Randall Belton has a great summer and is drawing high praise from the coaching staff. Offensive coordinator Glenn Hunt says Belton could become the best quarterback ever to come out of West Monroe. He also says the 6'3 gunslinger could be a national top ten recruit by his senior season. Senior WR Taylor Hayes has two years of varsity experience and will be the rebels "go to" receiver.

Blitz Patrol: Only two starters return from last year's defense. Jaquez Splond is a ball hawk in the secondary. Greg Echols will be counted on to make a lot plays at linebacker. The rest of the unit is made up of talented, but inexperienced players.

Cleats to Fill: The Rebels are looking to replace a senior class that played in a whopping 43 games. Replacing the likes of Xavier Woods and Dylan Bourdeaux will not be easy, but younger Rebels are now looking forward to their opportunity to shine under the Friday night lights.

Unsung Hero: Dustin Brooks (6-3, 265) is the leader on offense. He is a 3-year starter who has seen time at tackle, guard and this year will play center. Not the most imposing player, but is fundamentally strong and will anchor the offensive line.

Ace Watch: If we can find a shirt big enough for Robinson, Cameron will soon be strutting around in an aces t-shirt. Expect to see Jones signing on to be an ace after a big performance or two. Kicker Zach Alexander is a 3-year starter and has a "big time" leg. He strutted away with an Aces award two years ago when he booted a game winner against Ouachita in overtime.

National Ink: 24/7 sports ranks Robinson as the top ranked prospect in the country. How's that for national ink? The mammoth offensive tackle (6-5,320) realizes he will have a huge target on his back, however he looks forward to the challenge. Robinson will more than likely go down as the highest recruited athlete in the history of the West Monroe program. The recruiting battle will more than likely boil down to LSU and Alabama with Cam making his big decision at a national all-star game.

Must-See Matchup: Coach Agreed has no one to blame but himself for this year's schedule. The Rebels "schedule maker" dealt them a full house. Trips to Barbe and Calvary will put the young rebels defense to the test. The season opener against Madison Central will be one of the marque matchups in the state. The week nine showdown with Ouachita is a game Rebel and Lion fans circle on their calendars every year.

Postseason Prospects: This team is very bitter on how last year's season ended. Up 42-21 at the end of the 3rd quarter against Barbe in the class 5A semifinal, the Rebels blew the lead in the closing seconds. The 49-48 loss still stings and has motivated the Rebels thru off-season workouts. This year's squad has the firepower to light up the scoreboard. Once the defense matures, this will be another championship contender come playoff time.

Coach Talk: " We have to get experience early on the defensive side of the ball with only two starters returning. We will be very good on the offensive side of the ball with four offensive lineman, tailback and two receivers back for another year. I am excited to see how we perform this season. I can't wait till the season gets here."
— West Monroe Head Coach Jerry Arledge

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