Pigskin Peek: Sharks look to ‘buy in’ for big season

sjfoot-olineIt’s a new season for the St. James football team, and with it comes a new motto for the Sharks to embrace: “Buy In.”

The St. James coaching staff wants the team to buy in to the system and believe in what they are being coached. They want the Sharks to have no distractions. During game week, they don’t want any interference with practice or game preparation.

That includes the preseason game in the CNB Kickoff Classic, where the Sharks suffered a disappointing 8-0 loss to Green Sea Floyds. But St. James coach Robby Brown sees the CNB as more of a learning experience for his young team than cause for concern.

“My hat’s off to Green Sea Floyds because they did an awesome job,” Brown said. “We have a long ways to go, but we don’t put as much stock in that (CNB Kickoff Classic). We are just going to get better every week and look to get a little better each day.”

The Sharks hope to build on last year’s surprising team that won the school’s first-ever playoff game at Marlboro County, but many of the key players from last season are gone. Zach Werba, who played quarterback, and Cole Gallagher, who played defensive and offensive line, were the key losses for the Sharks off the gridiron.

Sage Pascoe looks to be one of the leading candidates to play quarterback for St. James, while several others will be competing for the role. Some of the key pieces return. including Jay-Mion Pressley at running back, Trey Myers at wide receiver, Cameron Williams at linebacker, and Christian Handler at offensive line. Brown said that many of these players are likely to play both ways.

Chris Anderson, who moves to the varsity level from junior varsity, has stepped into the cornerback role. He could possibly find time at the running back spot. Patrick Murphy moves uo from JV and could spend quality time at defensive end and tight end.

“These guys have stepped up and done have a good job,” said Brown. “As they progress and learn the system, they will likely play on both sides of the ball.”

Each week during the summer months the Sharks have had the wide receivers and the quarterbacks involved in a passing league to help them ready for the season, according to Brown. In addition to learning the play book together, Brown said the conditioning has been essential to the team’s progress. The team’s work in the weight room has also had an impact, especially on the offensive and defensive lines.

“(At the CNB), we got beat at the line of scrimmage, but we can work on that in practice. We didn’t walk through before the game (against the Trojans),” Brown added. “The defense had 10 minutes to talk about the game. We got out-numbered at the point of attack. We are going to get better.”

The Sharks look to “buy in” in time for the start of the season Friday on the road at Loris at 7:30 p.m.

ST. JAMES
Aug. 19 – at Loris
Aug. 25 – at Waccamaw
Sept. 2 – Carolina Forest
Sept. 9 – Lake City
Sept. 16 – at Georgetown
Sept. 23 – Socastee
Sept. 30 – at Marlboro County*
Oct. 7 – Myrtle Beach*
Oct. 20 – at Wilson*
Oct. 28 – North Myrtle Beach*
* Region game

Photo by Joel Beachum

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