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Carlton Perkins moves the chains
Over the weekend, Carlton Perkins gained 186 yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns in Walker's jamboree win over Pine. That performance came on the heels of a 4-carry, 111-yard, 1-TD effort the preceding week against Springfield. How is Perkins doing it? "The key has been the blocks," he said. "Everyone is putting in hard work. There's a lot more dedication than last year. Each person does his job. I told the linemen if they do their job, then I'm going to do my job and score some touchdowns. "We have a new head coach and it's been a very successful transition. On offense, we're using some wing and pro formations. Against Springfield, we were effective with the zone (read) to the right and left. After I hit the hole, I was able to cutback and make people miss. Against Pine, the jet sweeps were working well. I line up much of the time at running back, but I also play in the slot at times. I'm a former quarterback, so you might see me throw the ball out of the Wildcat formation, too." While Walker only managed one victory last year, the Wildcats are optimistic about the 2011 campaign. "I have no doubt we're going to have a winning season," said Perkins, whose team takes on St. Michael (Baton Rouge) this week in the opener. We have confidence. "Our defense will need to step their game up against St. Michael. We'll try to do our job and give 100% on each play. "Watch out for the Walker Wildcats this year." As a sophomore, Perkins ran for almost 1,300 yards with 12 touchdowns. Walker is a Class 5A school located a few miles east of Baton Rouge.
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