Red Devils are riding 1-2 punch at quarterback

Though he throws a football, Garrett Mohr is sometimes seen as a relief pitcher by Larry Campbell.


The Lincoln County coach has used both Mohr and Franklin Sherman at quarterback this season. Sherman might have thrown for more yards and rushed for more yards than Mohr, but the position's depth has made it possible for Sherman to stay fresh so he can be strong on defense.

Campbell said Sherman often comes in on Sunday to study film and added Mohr's personality helps keep the team loose. Campbell also said Mohr has a strong arm.

The coach said the two are good friends and that has helped ensure there has never been a hint of a rivalry that could split the team.

"They have two different personalities," Campbell said. "I enjoy coaching both of them."

MEETING AGAIN: Williston-Elko is one victory away from playing for its second consecutive state championship, but a familiar foe stands in its way.

The Blue Devils visit unbeaten Christ Church for a spot in the Class A Division II title game on Friday.

The two have combined to score 254 points in four playoff games.

In 2008, the Blue Devils beat Christ Church, 21-14, in the second round of the playoffs on their way to the title game.

Williston-Elko coach Dwayne Garrick said he expects his team to have its hands full on defense with the Cavaliers' dual-threat quarterback leading the offense.

This Williston-Elko team has been led offensively by Kendric Salley and Dexter Staley , who have combined for 15 touchdowns in the playoffs.

Those are numbers Garrick said the duo could put up in any game, so with the offense likely to score plenty again, the defense will have to finish off drives, especially on third-and-long situations.

"They're big-time players," Garrick said. "We expect them to have a good game and show up and play like they're capable of playing. If they do that, I think everything will take care of itself. They're special players."



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