The Chariton Chargers will face a tough task as they open the season against #2 Creston at Creston this Friday night.
Senior quarterback Luke Neitzel, who is a dual threat at both running and passing, leads the Panthers. “He’s even a better runner than a passer. He’s a very good quarterback and all of their skill position players are quick,” Chariton Head Coach Curt Smyser said.
The Panthers have a lot of team speed and they run a lot of their offense out of the pistol formation, which has the quarterback in the shotgun formation with a running back right behind him. “Neitzel will be able to take off and run a lot and that’s what worries us. They’ll try to mix it up pretty good, meaning they’ll run and pass about an equal amount,” Coach Smyser said.
Please read the Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.