Many teams would be sweating bullets if they had to rely on their third string running back in a big sub-region game. Statesboro just looks at its depth chart and sends in another lethal weapon.
Forced into his heaviest action of the season when starters Quan Daniels and Michael Summers were both lost to injury, Sherrodric Rawls picked up all of the slack and then some, rushing for a career-best 118 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Blue Devils’ win over region rival Effingham County.
“I knew that Mike and Quan were hurt and that I had to step up,” said Rawls. “I was a little nervous at first, but I’ve gotten a bunch of carries this season. I just had to do a little more than usual.”
Statesboro head coach Steve Pennington also appreciated the effort.
“(Rawls) showed a lot of poise,” said Pennington. “We were in a tough spot, but nobody panicked and Sherrodric did a great job to give us plenty of production in the running game.”
With Daniels still hurting, Rawls will likely get a good number of carries once again this week as the Devils take on South Effingham.