QB’s improvement key for Farmington
FARMINGTON — Coach Mike Adams has been encouraged by the decision making of seniors Trey Waggle and Caleb Williams.
Waggle (6-0, 170) is entering his second year as the starting quarterback and, with eight starters back on offense, should be able to generate more than the 18 points per game averaged last season. He completed 50.8 percent of his passes for 1,250 yards with 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions last year.
“He’s gotten better over the summer,” Adams said. “He’s a great athlete and throws the ball really well; his big issue has been decision making. Some decisions that cost us turnovers, and he’s improved on that and continues to work on it. That’s a positive sign.”
Williams (5-9, 190) rushed for team-high 423 yards on 109 carries as a junior and will be aided by four returning starters on the offensive line.
“Caleb Williams has really impressed me,” Adams said. “He’s making better decisions as far as cuts and being more aggressive by running downhill. He’s a sprinter on the track team and he’s a 300-pound bencher, so he’s got a lot of strength.
“When he decides to plant that foot in the ground, he can be a load, so that’s a positive.”
Adams plans to “keep fresh legs” in the backfield with Williams backed up by seniors Jared Oskey and Javin Jowers, and juniors Reid Turner and Dimariae Donovan. Oskey averaged seven yards per carry last season while Turner had a team-best four rushing touchdowns. Jowers, who starts at cornerback, can line up at receiver or running back while Donovan is “a little guy, but really, really quick and has a really good jump cut that can make people miss.”