Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Powers shifts to running back

With Mordecai Cargill out for at least one more game as he recovers from knee surgery and Javi Sosa suffering a high ankle sprain in Sunday's junior varsity game against Bridgton Academy, depth at tailback is a major concern. So sophomore reserve safety John Powers, who was a run-first quarterback at Hopkins, has moved to running back.

"He has done that in high school as a quarterback so he has done that a lot," Yale coach Tom Williams said. "We feel like we have some depth in the secondary so we feel like it was a move we felt we could do and we felt he was proactive about going and wanting to help us on that side of the ball."

Alex Thomas, coming off a season-high 137 yards against Columbia, is the main guy at tailback backed up by freshman Elijah Thomas (no relation). Deon Randall ran out of the backfield against Columbia, something he figures to be again against Brown and Powers will be an insurance policy.

Although Army Prep no longer lists Sunday's game against the Yale JV squad on its schedule, Williams said he has not heard anything about Army Prep backing out of the game.

There's not too much to report on the recruiting front. I have been able to confirm that likely letters have been sent Staples defensive end Chris Coyne and St. Andrews Episcopal of Ridgeland, Miss. offensive lineman William Chism meaning that they have been given the OK by Yale's admissions department.

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