BERLIN CENTER, Ohio (WKBN) – Final season, Western Reserve Head Coach Jason Lude believes his workforce threw the ball an excessive amount of. Lude is aiming for a extra balanced offense this fall.
“Western Reserve, what they’ve been recognized for for the final 15 years is working the soccer,” Lude stated. “We had an superior quarterback final 12 months and I really feel like at occasions we sort of fell in love with throwing it round an excessive amount of. We had a sport the place we threw it 46 occasions. We’ve obtained to get extra balanced. We’re Berlin Heart. On the finish of the day, we obtained to hurry the soccer.”
The Blue Devils will probably be closely counting on senior working again and state monitor qualifier David Altiere to guide the run sport.
“We obtained to proceed to seek out methods to get him the soccer,” Lude stated. “He had an excellent 12 months final 12 months, sitting proper round 1100 yards speeding, 400 yards receiving. I believe he completed with 1800 all-purpose yards.”
Altiere initially got here to Western Reserve as a large out, however transitioned to working again final season.
“Final 12 months, we had an harm to Austin Nabb, who was an excellent senior for us,” Lude stated. “We have been actually anticipating him to be the bell cow for us and we misplaced him 5 days earlier than Week 1. David was our primary huge out, so we sort of moved him to tailback. So, he actually solely had 5 days of an offseason taking part in tail again, stepped in, and did an incredible job.”
“I used to be prepared, after all, however as quickly as our beginning working again Austin Nabb went down final 12 months, I sort of knew I must take a step up,” Altiere added. “It was both going to be me or our different senior final 12 months, Russel Adair. So, it wasn’t too huge of a deal. I used to be good.”
Altiere says he’s totally ready to hold the load this fall.
“Me and coach already talked about me getting 25-30 carries a sport. Final 12 months, after I had 30 carries a sport, I believe I solely did it twice and I had 250 each video games, and there there have been different video games I had 9 carries and it simply didn’t go so properly. So, I believe we’re prepared.”