At Mitchell, the O-line deserves some props



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Tue. October 6, 2009 | Keith Niebuhr

TRINITY -- Ricky Trinidad leads all area players with 892 rushing yards, but the Mitchell junior is quick to note that he hasn’t done it alone.

The guys up front deserve “a lot” of the credit.

“They’ve been opening holes that are as big as at truck,” Trinidad said.

For the unbeaten Mustangs (5-0), the team’s offensive linemen are, without question, the unsung heroes. And remarkably, only one of them -- senior Jordan Indermuehle --- is a returning starter.
 “Nothing happens if the guys up front don’t drive people off the ball,” Mitchell coach Brian Wachtel said.

It isn’t difficult to see why the group is having success.

According to Wachtel, the Mustangs have good size, better-than-average footwork, are tough and play smart. Through five games, two linemen -- Joe Crews and Indermuehle -- already have been named as the team’s offensive player of the week.

“They’re doing a good job,” Trinidad said. “And that’s giving me confidence.”


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