Friday, December 13, 2013
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MOVING AT A HIGH RATE: Maine Central Institute went to a no-huddle offense this season and it has worked wonders for a program that went winless last season. The Huskies are 4-0 and averaging 52.5 points per game this season.
Staff photo by Michael G. Seamans
52.5: points per game
417.5: yards per game
7.6: yards per carry
653: Rushing yards for Jonathan Santiago
240: Passing yards for Greg Vigue
“All those little details you don’t think about until you’re out there and you’re doing it. Where do you stand? Who’s signaling in what? All little details that, when you see it in the game, you may not have an appreciation for how much goes into those little details. Even down to the color of the boards.”
The Huskies aren’t worried about an opponent making tape of their signs and trying to match up the play on the field with the pictures.
“We have so many ways to make it multiple, even if we thought somebody was picking up on it, we could change it on the spur of the moment,” Moore sad. “You could film it, and you could have somebody break it down, and you could figure out a few things, but you’d never know what’s going on.”
Learning the offense was just part of being able to run the system. To move quickly, the Huskies had to be in tip-top shape to run a play every 10 seconds.
“The hard work we put in during the summer, not just learning the offense but the conditioning to be able to run it, it really pays off,” Vigue said.
In the second quarter of Friday’s game, the Huskies had a scoring drive that went 62 yards in five plays, culminating in a 27-yard touchdown pass from Vigue to Tolman. It took 1 minute, 5 seconds. MCI’s drive to start the second half went 67 yards in three plays, ending in the end zone on a 31-yard run by Tanner Littlefield. That drive took 40 seconds.
“There’s times it’s worked in every game. There’s times that it hasn’t. Overall, it’s good,” Bussell said.
Huskies, after all, are built to run.
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