At its core, football is a simple game: block and tackle.
Plainview coach Joe Price praised his offensive linemen for their play last against Seminole: left tackle Cameron Selensky, left guard Dylan Marr, center Bracken Campbell, right guard Jon Wright and right tackle Darren Benham.
Plainview plays at Heritage Hall today at 7 p.m.
“They’ve got good skill-position guys,” Price said of the Chargers. “I think all of them are back from last year, except for their quarterback, so they’re really good there. That’s where the strength of their team lies.”
At the skill position, Plainview got good news, as senior Jamaal Betterson is cleared to play. He was unavailable in last year’s loss to Heritage Hall.
Brewster described Betterson as a “great athlete and football player” who is part of a receiving corps that includes Parker Foster, Zane Hudson, Ethan Herschler and Spencer Somerville, and has “grown up a lot. They’re just great athletes and they play the game really well.”
Heritage Hall’s 23-game win streak, its status as defending state champion, is noteworthy.
But, according to Plainview’s quarterback, the Indians are focused on themselves, not Heritage Hall’s accolades.
“It’s just like every other game we’ve played this year,” Brewster said. “That’s how you’ve got to approach it.”
Brewster’s thought process mirrors his coach’s attitude regarding preparation.
“The schemes that they run aren’t any different than the schemes that we’ve seen all year. It’s just they’ve got a little bit better players,” Price said. “At this point in the year, everybody’s got good players. They have a good, sound scheme that fits their kids well, so that’s what you prepare for.”