Now that Parker is healthy at back at the quarterback position that saw him run for 1,259 and 17 touchdowns his sophomore season and throw for 696 yards and 11 more TDs, Burch will switch back to his natural running back spot.
Having the dual threat of Parker and Burch on the field at the same time, as well as the slew of other talented players, Young is expecting a full arsenal of weapons at his disposal.
"Some people say they hope to rebuild or retool but our motto this year is we are going to reunite and be back at full force," Young said. "We feel optimistic in what we are going to be able to do. With C.J, Parker, and our surrounding cast of guys, we are looking forward to the season."
Burch is happy to have Parker back, and return to the running back position.
"I feel more comfortable at running back," Burch said. "It was pretty tough last year because we set up our entire offense behind me and him (Henry). I was freaking out at first, but we all really stepped up and reacted well."
Burch sees big things for the Maroon Knights with him alongside Parker.
"It's going to make it a lot easier on everyone," Burch said. "Teams won't know what we are going to be doing. We can spread the field. It gives us a lot of options on what we can want to do and can do."
In winning state titles his freshman and sophomore season, Burch and the rest of the team were disappointed losing Henry put a major damper on their attempt at a three-peat last season. The rising senior hopes to end his high career right where he started it, on top.
"Everybody was pretty excited about a possible three-peat," Burch said. "When Parker went down like that, it surprised everyone. Everyone did their best. This year, it's not just about and Parker. We have a good team and as long as we keep improving, we can make it all the way."
Burch hopes to have a solid senior season like he did as a junior, and parlay that into a college football opportunity. He indicated he is getting some preliminary looks and would prefer to play at Glenville State.
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