Injury plagued season
An already young Athens team lost its senior starting quarterback, Adam Harvey, during the first half of the season-opener against Decatur. Williams Matthews took over, but was also injured a few games later.
Matthews has made the transition to wide receiver over the offseason and could be a focal point of the offense this season, according to Creasy.
“He’s had a really good summer and pushed himself,” he said. “He is one heck of an athlete and we are excited about him this year.”
Taking over the reigns at quarterback will most likely be Stephen Farmer. The senior transferred into the school last spring and will lead what promises to be a more up-tempo offense.
“We’re going to look at spreading the field at little more horizontally,” said Creasy. “We’re going to add some pace, do a little more up-tempo stuff.”
Athens opens its season at home against Decatur at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30.