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Mon. September 28, 2009 | Keith Niebuhr

Alton Taylor’s four-game statistics are scary good.

Thus far, the Countryside senior has 600-plus rushing yards and 15 TDs.

But, according to Cougars coach John Davis, Taylor might actually start getting fewer carries.

No, that is not a misprint.

The reason is simple, Davis said. Senior Brenton Conley, the team’s No. 2 rusher, is doing so well the coach thinks he deserves more chances for the unbeaten Cougars.

“We’ve got to get him the ball more,” Davis said.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Conley, the son of former Miami Hurricanes and Tarpon Springs great Leonard Conley, has carried the ball only 17 times this fall. But he has gained 314 yards, which averages out to 18.47 yards per carry.

Conley, by the way, also has excelled as a DB

“Last week, he had the hardest hit I’ve ever seen in high school football,” Davis said. “The other kid’s helmet flew off about five yards.”

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