Male Hot Shot of the Week
Ryan Marsh was part of a three-headed running back attack last season for Mitchell’s football team, and was limited to 32 carries for 207 yards and four touchdowns as a junior. One week into the 2014 season and he has already surpassed that total.
Marsh had a tremendous start to his final prep season by running wild against Anclote on Friday. He gained 252 yards and had three long touchdown runs in the Mustangs’ 36-7 win. It is now no secret that he will be a major offensive weapon this season for Mitchell.
“I didn’t get most of the carries last season,’’ Marsh said. “I definitely wanted to prove that I was capable of being the main ball carrier.’’
Marsh said he had high expectations coming into the season but he had no idea what to expect in the first game. It became apparent early that he was going to have a good night, as long as he took what his offensive line gave him.
“It really depended on how the offensive line blocked,’’ he said. “They did a great job of making big holes and I just had to run through them.”
With a start like this, Marsh could emerge as one of the top backs in Pasco County. The Mustangs take on Ridgewood — which opened with a 47-40 win over Fivay — this week.
“That was a good way to start but we’ll see what happens the rest of the season,’’ Marsh said.
Why he won: Marsh was outstanding in Mitchell’s 36-7 opening-night win against Anclote. He gained 252 yards on 11 carries and scored three touchdowns — of 89, 49 and 48 yards — in three quarters.
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