LYMAN, MS (WLOX) - Head coach Steve Jones returns a talented young man at quarterback, sophomore Byron Walker.
He's only 5-6, but he's cat quick, capable of buying time with his feet and when he takes off, the 175 pounder can pile up the yards.
Coach Jones says Walker is a playmaker who makes positive things happen.
"Byron Walker is a great athlete, but he's an athlete playing quarterback. We've got most of our offense back and pretty good depth,"stated Jones.
Walker can avoid on coming defensive linemen and linebackers and once he takes off with the football in his hands, look out. He's fun to watch, well maybe not for defenders, but Walker will put pressure on defensive units.
Despite his lack of overall size, he proved that he can take a hit last season as a freshman. Walker is a solid playmaker who hopes to lead the Red Rebels into the thick of the race in the Region 4-6A ranks.
Defensively coach Jones says he'll have to fill some holes.
"We had several guys that signed major college scholarships," stated Jones. "We've got to replace those guys but we're excited how our young guys have developed in the spring. We're looking forward to the season coming up."
The Red Rebels must replace defensive backs Tito Windham, who signed with Oklahoma and Lashard Durr, who inked a football scholarship with Mississippi State.
Harrison Central entertains Stone High August 22nd at 7 in Lyman, game one of the 2014 season for both the Red Rebels and Tomcats.