District 7-6A Football Preview - LD Bell
Sep 18, 2014 11:33AM
● Published 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.Back Next