Pick any box score from 2013 Midland Valley football games. It’s probably going to be full of touchdowns.
With Daniel and his cousin Dre, the Mustangs have a dynamic offense that also features talented wideouts like Kameron Brown and others. This past week, quarterback Daniel had a turnover-free game with 214 passing yards, 95 rushing yards and four total touchdowns in the Mustangs’ 35-24 win against Brookland-Cayce. He is the player of the week.
Midland Valley scored two touchdowns in the final five minutes to grab the win, with Daniel Carr’s touchdown at 4:23 remaining the one that gave the Mustangs the lead for good.
“Defenses, they don’t know who to look for,” the quarterback said. “They’re not sure if they’re going to cover down the run for Dre. They’re not sure if I’m going to run – to be honest, I’m not sure when I’m going to run. But we also can throw the ball.”
As a freshman, Carr played early in the season on the JV team before he rose to the varsity and became the starter. This season, Carr has routinely made big plays for an offense that has been tough to stop when it doesn’t turn the ball over. The Mustangs have scored at least 33 points seven games in a row.
The sophomore thinks his dual-threat talent has helped the points flood in.
“It takes away from what the defense wants to do,” Carr said. “If you have a dominant passer who’s just going to throw the ball, like Peyton Manning, and not going to run, you could play more of a coverage. But if you got one who just likes to run, you send more people. Being able to run and throw, it’s going to open up for people down the field.”