Oscar Smith RB Joe Bray fights through tackles (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
The list of familiar names is getting longer for Oscar Smith football
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
You can go back through the recent history of Oscar Smith Football and pick out a lot of familiar names.
Phillip Sims, J.C. Coleman, Perry Jones, Andrew Brown, Josh Sweat and Greg Boone are just a few of the names who come to mind.
This year, new names are being written into the legacy that is Oscar Smith football.
You’re aware of Cam’Ron Kelly, who recently made his commitment to play football at Auburn. Here are a couple of names that might be new to you, but you’ll hear a lot more from them as the season wears on.
Joe Bray (2020 RB 5-11 195) is in line to get the majority of the carries in the offensive attack. Combined with smaller back Aaron Acevedo, the Tigers can throw a variety of looks at their opponents.
In the season opener against West Forsyth (NC), Bray had 134 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
“The brand is back. (The win on Saturday) was memorable. We’re going to be good,” said Bray. “We have a chip on our shoulder. We have to focus.”
“Expectations are that we go 15-0 and win a state championship.”
Briquan Harrell (2019 QB/WR/DB 6-1 185) transferred in from Western Branch last season. He comes into his senior year with the opportunity to make a big impact as a receiving threat, a shut down corner, and as the back up quarterback to Cam Kelly.
“We’re gelling together right now. It should be a great season,” Harrell said. “We aren’t worried about anybody. We’re worried about ourselves. We can only beat ourselves.”
The Tigers get an off-week this week before facing their neighbor, Great Bridge in their second game of the season.
– Andy Hilton