District 7-6A Football Preview - LD Bell
Sep 18, 2014 11:33AM
● By Mike
Inexperience will plague L.D. Bell early on. The Blue Raiders return just four starters on each side of the ball, and in this meat grinder of the district, there is no room for growing pains. Simply put, L.D. Bell must grow up fast if it wants to challenge for a potential playoff spot. And that all starts up front on the defensive line, where the Blue Raiders must replace one of the biggest disrupters in the Dallas-area last season in Utah State signee Mohelika Uasike. Like Euless Trinity, L.D. Bell is known for its physicality in the trenches, so it will be up to David Dorsett (41 tackles, four sacks) and Jordan McGill (two starts a year ago) to lead the charge. Obviously in a pass-heavy district like this one, having a ball-hawking secondary is a must. While the Blue Raiders have some holes to fill in the defensive backfield, strong safety Chad Williams (38 tackles, two interceptions) returns as the unquestioned leader of the unit. The picture on offense is a little murky at the moment. L.D. Bell runs the spread but has no experience at quarterback, which means the Blue Raiders will likely lean on running back Daniel Dorset (617 yards, seven touchdowns) and do-it-all athlete Johnny Leon early on in the season.