By: Andre Thomas
This past football season the bulldog’s team went 4-6, carried by underclassmen. The bulldogs had 11 total underclassmen starting on the varsity team, one of those being sophomore Darquan Richardson.
Richardson rushed for over 961 yards off of 145 carries averaging 6.6 yards per attempt despite missing two games during the season; he had crucial runs on a game-to-game basis.
On September 21st, 2015 Richardson won The Courier-Journal Athlete of the week after he dominated Bedford North Lawrence, with 155 yards and three touchdowns during the game.
“Darquan is underrated, he is also a very creative runner he breaks off crazy runs and if he sees a hole he hits it hard,” said senior Derek Griffin.
Griffin, former running back for the Bulldogs, suffered a devastating injury his junior year against Castle. Griffin switched to HBack this season.
“I think Darquan will break all the previous rushing records,” Griffin said “I love blocking for him and I can’t wait to see what he will do.”
Richardson is turning heads, impressing head coach Sean Coultis.
“Darquan is a hard worker and very coachable so that means he gets better everyday,” said Coultis.
That means a lot coming from Coultis, considering the fact that his previous school was a powerhouse that produced many great players such as star linebacker for the Florida Gators, Antonio Morrison so Coultis knows a great player when he sees one.
Richardson has a bright future on the Gridiron; he is working hard and preparing for next season and preparing to reach his goal of winning sectionals.
Check out his Highlights tape at: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/5404791/highlights/306747377