All-around good start for Eagles

By Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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Although Decatur’s starting quarterback was sidelined Saturday, the Eagle offense got off to a nice start.

Backup quarterback Justin Meyers took the majority of the snaps after a hamstring injury sidelined starter Grayson Muehlstein. According to head coach Kyle Story, Muehlstein could have probably played, but was held out as a precautionary measure.


INTENSITY – Decatur offensive coordinator Jayson Lavender talk with his offense during the annual blue-white scrimmage Saturday at Eagle Stadium. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Meyers filled in nicely in the annual blue-white scrimmage. He led the offense to five scoring drives.

“He’s a fun kid to coach,” Story said. “He’s very savvy about the game. He picks everything up, makes good decisions and he threw some good balls tonight.”

Meyers completed 10 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns. He connected with Austin Givens on a 46-yard strike and hit Cain Lowe for a 15-yard completion.

“Austin Givens and Cain Lowe are both good receivers for us,” Story said. “They can both go out there and chase down a ball.”

Meyers scored with his legs, too, on a pair of six-yard scampers.

The second-team defense gave up some big plays, but the first team had several three-and-outs. Story said there are still some things to work on, though.

“When the first-team defense did get out there, they did a good job,” the veteran coach said. “They created a turnover, and I saw a lot of good things. There are definitely some things we need to keep working on and improving on.”

Decatur will scrimmage Friday at Mineral Wells, with the varsity getting underway at 8 p.m.

Working Hard

WORKING HARD – Decatur’s Justin Meyers fights for extra yardage during the inter-squad scrimmage Saturday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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