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Westminster Christian Turns Offense Over to Penton

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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:00 am

With senior Prince Young returning with experience at quarterback, it was sophomore Greg Penton who has emerged as the team’s top signal-caller.

“He has a tremendous arm, runs the ball well, has taken ahold of the offense, and understands what we want to do in situations,” head coach Ed Holly said. “He has been a great surprise.”

With the development of Penton, Young has been moved around on the offense as a wide receiver and a running back while also playing safety.

Senior wide receiver Iggy Wadskier returns after leading the team in touchdown receptions last year giving Penton a top target.

Senior Gavin Roberts has been primarily a defensive player splitting time between linebacker and defensive end, but has shown signs of being able to produce at running back giving the offense another weapon.

The lines are led by senior Lucas Alonso, who holds UCF and Arkansas State offers. Alonso is more comfortable at defensive tackle, but also serves as the team’s left tackle on offense.

“Lucas understands what’s at stake and his best football is in front of him,” Holly said. “He has an opportunity to play in front of 80,000.”

Alonso and Roberts were locked up during Monday’s practice before being separated as both players look eager to start the season on Friday against Palm Glades after a 4-4 campaign last season in Holly’s first year.

“Westminster has a tremendous heritage and tremendous history of not only good, but great football teams and so what we’re trying to do is live up to that legacy and create that culture that we need to be successful,” Holly said. “Last year was about creating a culture and we are so much further ahead of where we are now. It’s not even funny.”

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