"We got off to a good start," added Gabriel Hunter. "Any
time you get a shut out, you have to like that."
But it was Hunter
who stole the show has he rushed for 255 yards and 3 TD's on only 16 rushes.
"I had some good runs out there. I felt strong
until I sprained my ankle pretty good in the first quarter. I had to sit out the
second half because it had swelled up pretty good."
How does the ankle
"It is still pretty swallon. It is on ice right now.
We are trying to get it ready for next week because the competition picks up."
typical Gabriel style, he started the game off with a bang.
the first play from the line of scrimmage for 40 yards and that got the team all
hyped up. We stayed hyped up from there on out."
The 5' 11",
190 pound back feels like his leadership has taken his game to the next level.
looks up to me, emotionally and on the field. I take that as a compliment, and
I am trying to be the guy to get us over the hump."
Central 39-0 but the competition will pick up a notch next week.
play MUS so you know we will have to have our game on. They are always good. We
have already started breaking down their defense and they have some great ball
players. I can't wait to get an opportunity to play those guys if my ankle lets
me. It is going to be fun."
Gabriel committed to Ole Miss last month
and plans on being down in Oxford to watch his team play his home town school.
that is going to be a lot of fun. I know a lot of guys on Memphis' squad. I am
having a good time with those guys. They know what is coming, but it is all in
fun. I am taking our fullback, Roderick Howard and our QB who committed to Memphis
Randy Powell, with me."
For those that are keeping count, Gabriel
is now only 2, 424 yards away from breaking his Shelby County rushing record that
he set last year.
"Man, I guess that does sound like a lot (laugh).
I just want to bring home the trophy. If that means I break the record in doing
so, then it's all good.