Saturday, July 19, 2008

PrepNation 101 Preseason FB Countdown: No. 83 Creighton Prep

83. Creighton Prep (Omaha, Neb.)

Last season’s record: 7-4, lost in second round Class A playoffs

Coach: Tom Jaworski

Key players: RB/DB Brad Heldt (6-0, 170, Sr.), QB Alex Hook (6-2, 175, Sr.), OT Jon Lechner (6-6, 320, Sr.), WR Ryan Briggs (6-2, 190, Sr.), DT Jeff Uher (6-2, 270, Jr.), DT Chris Snyder (6-3, 235, Sr.), DL Scott Criss (6-5, 250, Sr.)

Biggest strength: Experience on defense and at QB

Question mark: Inexperience on OL

Outlook: The Junior Jays are looking to add another state championship trophy to their already impressive collection. Prep has nine in 37 years under Jaworski, the most recent coming in 2004, and 27 total crowns since 1932. There are 13 returning starters, including eight on defense. Heldt has produced big time in his career at Prep, leading the team in tackles and running for over 1,000 yards his junior season. Hook has 4.55 speed and enters his third year as the starting QB. Briggs, who has committed to play baseball at the University of Virginia, led the team in receptions a year ago.The Junior Jays will be strong up front on both sides of the ball with Lechner, Uher and Criss -- all are Division I prospects.

Toughest games: Sept. 5 vs. Millard North, Sept. 19 vs. Omaha Central, Oct. 13 vs. Millard South

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