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August 30, 2013

Memorial set for season opener at Central

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BEAUMONT — The Jaguars brought in a new defensive coordinator in addition to their defensive-minded head coach. Roy Locks will lead the defense for Foreman after starring for West Orange-Stark in the late ‘90s. Locks was the defensive coordinator at Katy Seven Lakes last season.

He’ll have plenty of talent to work with this season. In addition to Mitchell in the secondary, the Jags will be led by safety P.J. Locke and linebacker Chris Brooks. They’ll be part of a little different look in the secondary, as the Jaguars move away from the system they used under Washington into more of a shifting system of coverage.

“They’re a little more multiple,” Harrison said. “They’re doing some different things in the secondary. In the past, they were a base Cover-3 team. This year, they’re mixing it up, playing a little two-high (coverage). We’ve had a little bit of film on them from the scrimmage, so it was hard to tell for sure. But, they have athletes all over the field.”

Memorial has now beaten Central in three straight seasons. The last time Central won was in 2009, when the Jaguars beat Memorial 26-21. In the five-year history of the series, Memorial has won three of five games with Central.

 

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