With the losses of quarterback Ian Herndon and top rusher Jonathan Ward to graduation, Tattnall Square head coach Clint Morgan has known for a while that he would have to develop young players for starting roles this fall.
Such is the case at quarterback, where sophomore Destin Mack is in line to take over.
The 6-foot, 175-pound Mack picked up some spot experience last year as a freshman. He didn’t have any passing attempts -- Herndon only had 28 passing attempts of his own in the Trojans’ triple-option scheme -- but he did break a 67-yard touchdown run against GMC.
“We knew we’d be losing a senior quarterback, and we knew that we needed to have somebody step up,” Morgan said. “We try to groom this person and groom that person, but from the very beginning we saw Destin Mack in middle school and knew that he would be a quarterback in this system.
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“Destin is just super athletic. He’s a playmaker. He’s somebody who can make things happen.”
Tattnall opens its season Aug. 28 at GMC.