Scouting: Mount Olive vs Puckett
Posted Sep 18, 2010

Mount Olive had an impressive showing in the first half on offense behind the play of senior quarterback Ruben Duckworth. The All-State selection is the straw the stirs the Pirate's drink, but the Wolves found a way to slow Ruben down just enough for them to escape with the win.

Ruben Duckworth - Athlete Mount Olive: Duckworth can play. He is extremely versatile and can play a lot of positions and have some success.

He throws a live ball with some velocity, but Duckworth is at his best running the football. He has a very strong lower body that allows him to push through the trash and break arm tackles.

In the open field he has enough wiggle to make people miss, but when necessary he can lower his head and power ahead for an additional yard.

He is difficult to project into a full time position on the college level, but he is a great high school player.

Someone will get a steal with Ruben come signing day.

Webb Means - Offensive line Puckett: Means shows some potential. He has the size and mobility to be an offensive guard on the next level and it is clear he has a "can do" attitude.

With the score 20-7, Puckett came up with an interception that they were able to return deep in Mount Olive territory.

Means took off like a shot and sprinted out for the offensive huddle. He was the first player from the sidelines ready to go.

Late in the game with the Wolves driving for the game tying score, Webb was pleading with the coaching staff to run behind him to get into the endzone.

While many offensive lineman are content to toil in obscurity, Means wants in on the action.

Hakeem Carr - Running back Puckett: Carr is only a sophomore, but it is clear he can have the bright future he wants if he continues to work hard.

Hakeem runs hard and he has the speed to hit the home run when a defender takes the bad angle or misses a tackle.

He has clearly earned the trust of his coaching staff. Late in the fourth quarter, it was Carr getting most of the carries on the game's decisive drive.

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