Battle Begins In Backfield
By Logan Wilson Special to NWA Media
August 11, 2012
SPRINGDALE HAR-BER QUARTERBACKS PUSH EACH OTHER TO GET BETTER
On the heels of losing seniors Austin Mayfield and John Vaughn, who split time at quarterback for Springdale Har-Ber last season, Kyle Pianalto and Pierce Phillips are battling for the job this fall.
POSITION BATTLE: BACKFIELD
WATCH OUT FOR: Junior quarterback Kyle Pianalto brings athleticism to the backfield, making the transition from cornerback to quarterback.
BIGGEST STRENGTH: Tucker Lee. In a league full of good running backs like Tearris Wallace at Bentonville and Bryce Gahagans at Fayetteville, Lee only adds to the running back prowess in the 7A/6A-West and has a chance to become the all-time leading rusher at Har-Ber.
BIGGEST QUESTION: With the departure of Austin Mayfield and John Vaughn, who combined for 2,817 yards of offense and 32 touchdowns last season, a lack of experience at quarterback raises a question for the Wildcats. Pianalto and senior Pierce Phillips will compete for playing time.
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