Missouri Mustangs Prepare for 2009
By: Mustangs Staff
Updated: 12/24/2008 at 8:20 AM
Liberty, MO -
The Missouri Mustangs of the Central Plains Football League concluded their three day mini-camp this past weekend as they prepare for the 2009 season which starts March 14th 2009 against the Junction City Tigers. As you walk in the practice facility you see a lot of familiar faces from last years team with a mixture of young talent and some vets who just completed a season of 11 man ball. Some of the notable returnees are QB Matt Sullivan who led the league last year with 1926 yards passing and 48 touchdowns. Wide receiver Adam Maxwell who had 600 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns. Other offense weapons that are returning are Wide receivers; TR Dobie, Robert Stinvil, Branden Cooper, Robert Scott who can play QB or WR and the 2007 CPFL leading WR Jared Smith who played AF2 last season. You will also see new wide receivers; Kellen Long, Stephen Fannin and Mack Goodson in the mix. Mustangs also have running back Mike Kamerer returning who some called the human wrecking ball as he punished defenders for extra yards. Also getting some touches will be running back Jay Robinson who will also return kicks. On the defensive side of the ball you will see some new faces that will bring an aggressive, swarm to the ball hard hitting attack led by LB LaKaito Barr-Miller who played his college career at the University of St. Marry where he was on the first team defense of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic football team and earned defensive MVP honors at the Victory Sports Network Senior Classic. Along with LaKaito on defense you will see 385lb Irvin Threadgill anchoring the nose tackle with Justin Barton at one the DE spots. Also returning is Terrence Campbell, Landon Phillips, and Shane Mathews. Players you will hear a lot from are defensive backs Darrell Julu, Corey Ramazon, Jeff Storey and Sheldon Fannin. Defensive linemen Ted Maxwell, Jeff Mathews and Ben Delaney. “Having as many players returning as we do builds great team chemistry and you can see it in the player’s eyes that we have some unfinished business” said coach Maurice Dukes “and now you add in the new talent we picked up this off-season you have a recipe for a very successful team” Coach Dukes continued to say.