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Chico QB contest continues

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The tight competition for the Chico quarterback job will go into Friday’s scrimmage with Millsap.

Chico coach Stephen Carter had hoped to name a signal-caller last week, but said the competition between Jericoe McGuire and Creese Redman remains too close to call.

“They still haven’t separated themselves,” Carter said. “Both are doing a good job. Both will get reps with the first and second teams.”

Carter said he’s been talking to his staff about the choice between the two.

“It’ll be whoever gives us the better chance to win. The offense is built to suit them both,” Carter said.

McGuire started at quarterback for the Dragons last year, passing for 1,147 yards and 16 touchdowns. He added 580 yards rushing.

Redman was the 7-A Offensive Newcomer of the Year as a running back last year. He rushed for 696 yards and seven touchdowns.

“If Jericoe is the quarterback, Creese can go back to running back,” Carter said. “If it’s Creese, Jericoe can play receiver, where he was successful as a sophomore. We’re trying to piece together what makes the team better.”

Carter said he is not setting another deadline for picking a signal caller.

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