Phoebus has a pacesetter with QB Chris Daniels leading the offense
Last season, Phoebus and Hampton had a showdown close to the middle of the season at Darling Stadium. Midway through the third quarter, Hampton quarterback Cam Stevenson put the Crabbers up 12-6 on a four-yard touchdown run. On the Phantoms last drive of the game, Chris Daniels led Phoebus 66 yards downfield and into the end zone off the legs of Daniel Wright. A two-point conversion put the Phantoms up 14-12 as they were able to extend their winning streak from six to seven games.
As a freshman, Daniels (2020 QB 6-0 175) really didn’t get the opportunity to see the field much. Phoebus had two quarterbacks in Zymeire Rogers and Iziah NcNair which meant Daniels would have to sit behind two veterans before really getting the chance to make an impact. That chance would come last season when Daniels would lead the Phantoms to an 11-1 record and into the second-round of the playoffs against Hopewell. The Blue Devils would go on to defeat Phoebus, but what we were able to witness was the maturation of a first-year starting quarterback that looks to comeback stronger in year two.
For a first-year starter, Daniels was able to put up over 1,500 passing yards and 30 total touchdowns with five coming on the ground. Expect for Chris Daniels to have better control of the offense this season as he looks to build continuity with a few new players on the offensive side of the ball. One of the more major outings Daniels has found himself in this off-season was the Battlefield Shootout 7-on-7 Football Tournament. Already reaching its sixth installment, Phoebus joined a contingent of 16 teams hoping to come away crowned as a champion. The Phantoms were able to walk away as the victors of the Gold Bracket and recruit757 was able to catch up with the very proficient starting quarterback.
Check out the video interview with Chris Daniels in the video window below.
– Brandon Mitchell