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|OCS works on strength, conditioning over summer|
Even though head coach Steven Fitzhugh is credited with the great resurgence of Ouachita Christian School's football program over the last 15 years, these days Fitzhugh is crediting another coach with his great work during the hot and humid days of summer.
"Coach (Daniel) Bristow is doing a tremendous job for us," Fitzhugh said. "We are getting in the weight room with the guys and doing strength and conditioning with Coach Bristow a few times a week."
OCS has also been working hard on breaking in a new quarterback system during a triple-play of 7-on-7 passing tournaments during the spring and summer.
In May, OCS had another successful run of the Coach Pat tournament and then went 8-5 in a junior varsity and varsity-combined tournament in Arkansas.
OCS returns just eight starters in 2009 with four on defense and three on offense. Mark Laird, the leading tackler for OCS as a freshman last year, will also get a chance to compete for the starting quarterback position.
"We have three guys that got a chance in the spring to get the nod," Fitzhugh said. "We are not sure right now who will be the starter. (Mark) Laird would also stay on defense if he started at quarterback."
Laird had six interceptions in his first varsity action for the Eagles, who lost in the quarterfinals of the Class 1A playoffs in 2008.
Laird competed with Paul Michael Gerner and Brayden Bristow in the spring for the quarterback position, but neither got a clear advantage after spring drills.
Gerner saw action late in games in a relief role last season for OCS.
Cade Lawhon and Harry Hathorne return to anchor the defense as seniors. Hathorne could be a beast for opposing teams to handle at his linebacker spot, Fitzhugh said.
Matt Parker is the leading receiver returning to catch for the Eagles. Running back Colby Talon also figures to be a big part of the offense next season.
"Right now our biggest concern is the offensive and defensive line," Fitzhugh said. "Those guys will just have to grow up in a hurry"
Earl Ross Downs will be the lone returning starter along the offensive line for OCS in the fall.
Downs will be a part of a reloaded offensive line that will be protecting a new signal caller.
All-State kicker Taylor Dawson will also return as both place kicker and punter for the Eagles this fall.