Prep pigskin preview: Durham

Aug 14, 2015 9:17 PM by Ross Field


Coming off a disappointing 3-8 season, coach Dan Henry stepped down after two years on the job, a span in which he led Durham to an 11-12 overall record.

Skip Riley slides in as the new head coach. He's familiar with Durham football having been involved with the youth league for several years, as well as coaching the JV team a couple years ago.

So far, he says he likes what he sees at the varsity level.

Durham returns several starters including Zach Argo, who plays two-ways at both quarterback and linebacker.

Leading rusher Jack Murphy, and receivers Joe Murphy and Ryan Cooper aee also back.

"We're very advanced in our entire passing game and we got beasts running the ball in Jack Murphy and Manny Tovalin and Ben Sloop, those guys are monsters, and we got Mitchell Caswell, our big tight end catching the ball, Ryan Cooper and me out on the edges and it's going to be hard to stop, I'll tell you that," says Joe Murphy, wide receiver.

"We have a great group of seniors, a lot of leadership, going all the way down to the freshman class and great new coaching staff as well," says Zach Argo, quarterback and middle linebacker.

"I'm very excited about the opportunity to take over the Durham program. Anybody who gets involved with football, whatever level, youth football, pop warner, whatever it is, you always think about being a varsity coach under the lights on a Friday night and we're getting ready to make a playoff run this year," says Riley.


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