GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Christian Collegiate Academy head coach Joe Roberts has built a championship 8-man football program in Gulfport.
His quarterback, Devan, happens to be his son and the junior standout completed 25 of 49 passes for 455 yards and four touchdowns in the win over Mount Salus this past Friday. Roberts added 2 rushing touchdowns.
Devan said,"It felt great first of all and the receivers did a great job running their routes. The receivers caught great balls. Offensive line did their job which all makes it easy on me."
Coach Roberts gives credit to the entire Bulldogs team for his son's success, but he says having Devan on the playing field is like having another coach to rely on.
Joe Roberts said,"I've been coaching for about 17 years, so he's been by my side. He's got a pretty good IQ for the sport and he's been working hard and he can see the field very well. I'm very proud of his play."
"He's helped me through a lot out here on he field,"stated Devan. "He's a great coach and that's where I get all my IQ from."
Christian Collegiate Academy battles Rebul Friday night at 7 in Gulfport