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Myers starts work toward winning job in fall

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014

As the Decatur’s backup quarterback last year, Justin Myers threw 20 passes for 187 yards and a touchdown. He also added 291 yards on the ground and four scores.

Heading into the 2014 season, he is hoping to take over the job full-time.

Making a Play

MAKING A PLAY – Decatur’s Carson Medlin knocks away a ball on defense during the Eagles’ 7-on-7 game against Paradise Thursday in Bridgeport. Decatur beat Paradise and fell to Springtown Thursday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Myers led Decatur to a split Thursday in its two 7-on-7 games. Decatur beat Paradise 21-14 and fell to Springtown 24-21.

STRONG THROW – Decatur’s Justin Myers turns loose a pass during Thursday’s 7-on-7 game. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Myers was 15-for-22 with three touchdowns against Paradise. Against Springtown, he was 7-for-21 with three scores and an interception.

“This helps a lot,” Myers said. “It’s hard to get live action with the guys.

“I need to make sure I keep working on my form and use my whole body when I throw.”

Myers said he’s been working with TCU-bound Grayson Muehlstein, last year’s starter, to prepare for the fall.

“He’s been helping me a lot,” Myers said.

Myers is also learning the Eagles’ new offense under head coach Mike Fuller and offensive coordinator Brian Blair.

“It’s pretty similar to what we did last year,” Myers said. “Last year, we had a lot of three out. This has a lot [four receiver sets].”

Against Paradise, Myers hit several underneath routs and a few outs on the sidelines.

In the second game of the night, he missed on his first four passes – three going deep down the middle of the field.

Myers led Decatur to a touchdown on the second possession against Springtown with a pass up top to Ryan Durdon. Decatur scored again on its fourth time with the ball.

His lone interception of the night came on a pass in the middle of the field.

With the Eagles down 24-14, Myers hit on a deep pass in the middle of the field for a touchdown on his final throw of the night.

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