Monroe reloads at quarterback

Wide Receivers line up to run routes for the young talent at quarterback. / Jon Benson

Monroe High School football has earned the identity that they are going to throw the ball.

The air assault the Golden Tornadoes had been largely due to four year starting quarterback; Charles Stafford.

Monroe took a hit not only losing him on the offensive side of the ball but as a leader for the team. Head coach Charles Truitt knew this day would come, and today he is preparing for that first game without his veteran quarterback.

Truitt said, "Not going to lie it is tough, but we have two or three guys out there now who are working hard and competing for the new starting quarterback job."

The Golden Tornadoes have started summer football workouts that start in the evening. First they hit the weights, and then it's time to strap the helmets on for a no pads practice. The practices are full of different drills to help each coach evaluate each individual player.

Although there are some shoes to fill on offense, the defense side of the ball is looking strong. On defense Monroe has eight returning starters and most of them are your front seven. With a little comfort on the defensive side coach Truitt can relax a bit, and they do say defenses win championships.