Head coach/offensive coordinator Ron Hardage of the CCD COLTS (13U) has a “Pick Your Poison” offense. Their offense featured a variety of schemes, consisting mainly of an air-raid and spread option approach. The offense was highlighted by dual-threat quarterback Collin Hurst and edge-rush specialist Keon Miller on the defensive side of the ball. The Colts played fast and left its opponent in the dust.
Future phenom Colin Hurst, a gunslinger who threw approximately 35 touchdowns the previous season, wasted no time early in the first quarter going vertical connecting with wide receiver Marcus Williams (#2) for a 20-yard touchdown. The colts would extend their lead, when punt return specialist, Isiash Hardage (#1) would field a punt at the 40-yard line, and take it the distance for another score.
Early during the second half, the colts offense would utilize Collin Hurst athleticism inside the opponents red zone. Hurst, operating out of the shotgun -- would fake a running back dive so well, the eagles' defensive end would forget about containment and Hurst, would bend the corner for his second score, and the colts third overall touchdown of the game.
Colts' defensive end Keon Miller (#15) stole the show. The combination of his speed, power, and motor was too much for the eagles offense. Miller was responsible for 5 tackles, 3 TFL, and 3 sacks; just in the first quarter.
During the second half, Isiash Hardage would add to his stat sheet, as Collin Hurst would scan the field and find the dynamic slot receiver for a 21-yard touchdown. The following drive running back Charles Williams (#6) of the colts would power his way into the end zone from 3-yards out and put the game away.
Its safe to say, defensive coordinators will have their hands full this season with a complex and high-scoring offense. Their defense were just as impressive, one word best described the group and that was relentless. If the defensive coordinator didn't remove the first unit during the first half, chances are -- the eagles wouldn't have picked up a first down.