Posted On: 10/17/20 3:18 PM

The team that gave state powerhouse Dutch Fork its best test throughout the Lower State playoffs in 2019 has developed under eighth-year head coach Marc Morris again.

Apparently it wasn’t all about Mason Garcia.

The now-ECU freshman quarterback departed Carolina Forest after last year, but the recruiting cupboard certainly isn’t bare. The Panthers have playmakers all over both sides of the football and have Morris’s squad within earshot of yet another playoff berth in this abbreviated regular season.

These are five of the biggest reasons why.

1. Kyle Watkins - The senior quarterback moved over from the receiver position after taking some garbage-time snaps a year ago. He’s certainly more runner than Garcia was (the 5-11 frame vs. Garcia’s 6-5 one probably has something to do with that). Watkins likely switches back to receiver in college. But his time reading defenses or his basketball acumen won’t hurt his recruitment.

2. Adam Janack - The elder Janack brother is a ball-hawk. He’s already picked off two passes so far in 2020 after notching seven last fall. He’s the type of player who is frequently matched up against the top receiver on the opposing offense and is an occasional threat in the

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