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2018 Football Preview 4 n Wednesday, August 22, 2018 The Herald-Leader/Westside Eagle Observer 22 • Palvinson Phizema 23 • Zane Bland 26 • A.J. Arriaga 27 • Tanner Broyles 24 • Keegan Soucie 25 • Gustavo Fuentes 28 • Jackson Norberg 29 • Esquin Bocanegra 30 • Armando Munoz 31 • Jose Valencia 34 • Gage Weaver 37 • Micah Peterson 32 • Kaiden Thrailkill 33 • Jose Posada 38 • Chase Mills 39 • Matt Reynolds 41 • Kolby Fesler 42 • Keondre Westbrook 44 • Matt Avery 45 • Thad Wright 2018 Siloam SpringS pantherS He gives more freedom as a play-caller because you can run him. He just needs to spend more time and learn about the offense." Pool also is a full-time starter on defense and the Panthers could "tinker" with him at other roles in the offense at running back and wide receiver. "He's a kid we need to get on the field in some capacity," Craig said. "He's always a threat." Sophomore Colin Evers (5-11, 180) had a good summer and will get reps in junior varsity games along with Pool. Sophomore Gavin Henson (5-8, 120) could also get some reps at quar- terback. Running back The Panthers return all-state senior running back Kaiden Thrailkill (5-9, 195), who has improved his physical condition heading into 2018. "He has had a great summer," Craig said of Thrailkill. "He's probably in the best shape of his life. He's worked extremely hard this summer. He's a big leader on our football team." Thrailkill had 197 carries for 864 yards (4.4 yards per carry) and scored nine touchdowns. He also caught 17 passes for 249 yards and three touch- downs. The Panthers are looking for another big year out of the senior back. "Everybody looks to him to be the guy," Craig said. "I just love his work ethic and his enthusiasm and what he brings to the table every day. He's got great game speed. Once he sees what he sees, he definitely has the ability to take it to the house." Senior Gustavo Fuentes (5-3, 128) gives the Panthers a change of pace at running back. "He's got some shiftiness to him," Craig said. "He showed signs in the spring of big play ability." Sophomore Camden Collins (6-0, 170) also could see some carries. "There's a big upside to (Collins)," Craig said. "Cam's a kid we saw in the spring and had some moments where he showed the ability to be a big play threat." Pool also could get some work at OFFENSE Continued from Page 2 See OFFENSE on Page 5

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