Demetrius Barry was a reserve fullback and starting safety for Springstead during his junior season. But when Dominique Walker transferred to Central during the summer, Barry became the Eagles' main ball carrier. The 6-foot, 180-pound senior proved he can play both ways when he rushed for 164 yards on 28 carries in a 42-21 season-opening win over Central. Barry talked about his new role at fullback, this year's team and Friday's game against Nature Coast. When the season started, did you think you would be ready to take over the starting fullback position? "I had to be ready. When I transferred here from Anclote (after sophomore year) I was already used to that. I played fullback a little bit behind Dominique, but then when he transferred to Central I knew I had to be ready." Did you think the first game against Central would turn out as well as it did? "In that first game I had to make a big impression. That was a big rivalry game for us, so I had to prove that I could carry the ball and help the team win." Did you even take a play off during the game? "Actually, I took one play off and they scored a touchdown. I can't take a play off anymore." What do you think about Friday's game against Nature Coast? "That's another rivalry game for us, maybe even more than the Central game. Nobody expected us to beat Central and we did. Now nobody is expecting us to beat Nature Coast. But we're a better team this year. For me, I'm trying to get over 100 yards rushing in every game I play. If I can do that then it will give us a better chance."