- Major Players
Kaleb Hardy, Sr., quarterback: A 6-foot-3, 210-pound athlete, Hardy passed for 1,724 yards last season and ran for 712 more despite suffering a concussion in Week 8. This season, Smith wants Hardy to combine for 4,000 total yards (3,000 passing, 1,000 rushing) for Florence to be successful.
Christian Gomez, Jr., offensive line: Last season went down hill for the Buffaloes when Hardy went down. The major factor in not letting that happen this season will be Gomez, a 6-1, 250-pound stalwart with the most experience for Florence along the line.
Jo Jo Ramirez, Jr., defensive back: Only a sophomore last season, Ramirez had 28 tackles. In practice this season, the junior has made strides and will lead an experienced defensive backfield, which Smith believes will be the core of his defense in 2012.
- The real deal
“Our quarterback is the real deal ... You don’t get a 6-foot-3, 210-pound kid who runs a 4.5 and can throw the ball too much. I expect him to be a Division I recruit.”
- Paul Smith, Florence football coach
Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:00 am
Updated: 2:55 pm, Thu Jul 11, 2013.
Posted on Aug 30, 2012
For once Florence seems to have the athletes to succeed — maybe even make the playoffs.
Kaleb Hardy is a legitimate college football prospect. The offensive line averages more than 250 pounds across the board and the Buffaloes might have the best defensive secondary in District 13-2A.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:00 am.
Updated: 2:55 pm.