November 16, 2012

He's No. 1 in the secondary

Spencer Carey of Lawrence has had quarterbacks looking the other way all season.

By TRAVIS LAZARCZYK Morning Sentinel

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Whether intercepting passes or throwing them, Spencer Carey has been a standout for Lawrence.

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"We've tried to develop him into a throwing threat as well as a running threat. We just felt like our run game was going to be something that would be a strength this year," Hersom said. "He does those things well. He's made some nice decisions in some important games and important situations, where he's thrown the ball accurately.

"That's kind of been our M.O. the last several weeks. Just focus on field position and move the chains, and our defense will secure the field position we want."

The approach worked. The Bulldogs led the region in scoring, averaging close to 38 points per game.

"I just work on (throwing) every day. I know it's not the first thing we go to, but as long as we improve and make sure we have it there in our back pocket in case we need it Our line does a great job when called upon," Carey said. "I'm just working on my footwork, just trying to get my right steps. It all starts with the feet."

Football is in Carey's future. He's considering the University of Maine and Holy Cross, and is open to playing any position.

"I just want to get out there and play," Carey said.

That's a decision that can wait. For now, Carey is preparing for his final game in a Lawrence uniform.


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