Jericoe McGuire will be the Chico Dragons’ quarterback once again.
Chico coach Stephen Carter named McGuire the starter Friday after the Dragons’ second scrimmage. The senior competed with sophomore Crese Redman for the job throughout the preseason.
“I felt both quarterbacks were equal and both have handled themselves very well through the two scrimmages,” Carter said via text message Friday morning. “However, Crese Redman makes us a better football team when he is at the running back position. Both will get reps throughout the season.”
McGuire started every game under center for the Dragons last year. He passed for 1,147 yards and 16 touchdowns and added 580 yards rushing.
Redman moves back to running back, where he rushed for 696 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman last year. He earned 7-A Offensive Newcomer of the Year.
Chico opens the season Saturday, Aug. 30 against Frost in Bedford.