Druid Hills has hired Terrance Amos as its new offensive coordinator and will install a shotgun offense, most likely led by sophomore Michael Scott. “He’s a versatile athlete who is a courageous player with the ball and has a unique skill set of running and passing,” said Adams.
The offensive line, led by junior Hakeem Enis, will clear the path for his brother, sophomore Hassan Enis, who had the most rushing yards for a returning Red Devils’ player with 555 yards on the ground last season. Junior receiver DaJour Maddox and sophomore running back Equavius Huff will contribute as well.
Maddox will also be active on the Druid Hills defense as his nine sacks last season were the sixth-most in the county. The defensive unit had the third-most team sacks in the county with 38. Junior linebacker Dax Tolson leads the back seven along with defensive back Drew Huggins, who Adams expects to have a strong year. “Drew (Huggins) is a tremendous athlete,” said Adams. “He’s a good defender against the short passing game.”
Senior Ben Whealler will handle all kicking responsibilities for the fourth season on the varsity level, including punting, in which he averaged 40.9 yards per attempt, good enough for second in DeKalb County.
“We won’t be satisfied this season without a playoff appearance,” said Adams. “It’s playoffs or bust for us. We have to work hard and our leaders need to step up for it to happen.”
The Red Devils will begin the season at Clarkson Aug. 30.