Jonathan Robertson helped the Cullman (Ala.)Bearcats to the semi-final round of the Class 5A state…
Preview: Cullman vs. Pleasant Grove
Though the Cullman Bearcats only return four starters from that prolific offense, they do return one important part of that offense in Drew Forrest. Forrest is a 6-2, 190 pound receiver garnering the attention of Auburn, Duke, and UAB, with the Blue Devils having the early advantage in recruiting.
Forrest was responsible for a touchdown reception in last year's contest, and looks to do damage to that Pleasant Grove defensive backfield against this season.
But what's worse for the Pleasant Grove Spartans is that Cullman is probably better as a defensive unit. The Bearcats have the advantage of returning Jonathan Robertson, a 6-5, 255 pound defensive end to help rush the passer and stop the run.
Robertson is slowly getting more and more attention around the state, but has already received offers from both Troy and UAB. Other contenders for Robertson include Auburn, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt.
Defensive back/quarterback Bryan Steele is no slouch himself in the Bearcat secondary. The 6-3, 200 pound safety will definitely play a part in stopping the passing attack of Pleasant Grove.
Pleasant Grove did not return a single starter on any side of the football and finished 5-6 in the region last season. Unless Pleasant Grove receives a divine intervention, this has the makings of a route of epic proportions. Cullman simply has more talent than the Spartans at this point in the programs.
Prediction: Cullman 56, Pleasant Grove 7
PrepsAL.com Recommended Stories
Thursday night throwing fest on deck?
The Thursday night showdown between the Broncos and Chargers at Mile High Stadium (sponsorship withstanding) could see passing yardage a half mile long. Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers are at the top…Read More
NFL WEEK 7: Cheerleaders Who Need a Hug
It's easy to smile when your team wins. Here's to those women who didn't have it so easy.Read More
Pelini on ESPN and SEC network
Head coach Bo Pelini questions whether relationships between news outlets and conferences is good for college football.Read More
Wild Sixth Inning Keys Royals' Game Two Win
In the span of three sixth-inning pitches, the Kansas City Royals broke a close game wide open and gave themselves a cushion they wouldn't lose in their 7-2 Game Two World Series win over the San…Read More
Week 8: Fantasy Football Sit 'em
Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Rob Warner recommends a handful of players who should ride the pine. It may be because of a bad matchup, lost playing time, a nagging injury or an overwhelming…Read More