NWADG Prep Rally Football Preview


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29 PREP RALLY: CLASS 4A | 8.20.2023 Friday nights are made for the Lincoln Wolves. We got you covered for your hungry football family. We got you covered conference honors. He completed 206 of 278 passes (74%) for 2,836 yards and 37 touchdowns with just five interceptions. "It's been a busy summer getting ready for this season, but we are ready for it," Dean said. "We had a really good offense last year. I thought the thing we did really well was we were extremely balanced. at was able to keep defenses guessing. I had some really good receivers that could really catch it. We are super motivated to repeat what we did last year. But we want to finish it off with a state championship and not make the mistakes we did in the playoffs." Senior running back Da'Shawn Chairs put together another all-state season continuing his stellar career for Elkins, which was picked to win the conference in the league coaches poll. Last year he rushed 182 times for 1,882 yards with 31 touchdowns. He also caught 26 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown. "He is just another great kid who is a part of our program," Watson said. "I can't say enough good things about him and his character. He puts in the work just like Dizzy. Da'Shawn did a great job getting into the weightroom and getting his body right. He is able to run around people, but he can run through them, too. We talked last year about developing his pass catching skills. He did a great job and wants to take his game to another level this year." Ozark, which has finished as a conference champion or runner-up during the past five seasons, will again present a threat to win the league crown aer being selected to finish second in the 4A-1 coaches poll. But with the graduation of all-state quarterback Landon Wright (2,500 career rushing yards and 2,250 career passing yards) Elks n Continued from Page 27 See Elks, Page 38 Addison Taylor | Gentry File Photo

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