Columbus Storm Players on the rise
Columbus Storm – Columbus, Ga – Columbus Storm is locked in and ready for battle as the APDFL 2020 season quickly approaches. There are a lot of players to watch as the season unfolds as well. Octavius Smith, DJ Moore, and Sacory James Sr. will play a big role in the running game. Octavius Smith’s size and power will cause a lot of issues for teams early on in games. Smith can wear teams down in the box which opens the passing game on the back end. DJ Moore can be an impact player at any given point in the game. During the offseason, Moore has shown he can slice through any defense with ease when his number is called. Sacory James Sr. will have no problems getting started on the ground with the run package centered around his strengths. The ground game will take center stage opening week to set the tone early for the season. That will leave plenty of room for the wide receivers to make plays of their own. All eyes are on Marqui Hawkins (WR) and Tarvaraska Davis (QB). Marqui Hawkins has loads of Division l playing experience and that will play a big part in his success as the season ages. Tarvaraska Davis is no stranger to high level competition as well. Having signed with Lincoln University, he understands what it takes to play at a high level and minimize all mistakes. JoJo Ray, Jamal Stickney, Teddy Gibson, Mike DeSilvey, Marquise Hawkins ll, Mike Swann, and Gerald Gilbert will all contribute to the passing game as well. With the offense setting the tone that will open the door for the defense to have a dominant showing when they take the field. Travis Jones, Travis Banks, TJ Moore, and Darius Graham will be key factors in the secondary. Several of the players in the secondary were ranked at their positions coming out of high school going into freshman seasons on the collegiate level and they appear to have solid chemistry going into week one of the APDFL season. Defensive Captain Tjai Bryant can control the box against any team’s running game and that has been proven in several outings.
Players to watch: Tarvaraska Davis (QB), Marqui Hawkins (WR), Jamal Stickney (WR), Teddy Gibson (WR), JoJo Ray (WR), Mike Swann (WR), DJ Moore (RB), Octavius Smith (RB), Eric Conley (ATH), Tjai Bryant (LB), D’onte Davis (ATH), Travis Jones (DB), TJ Moore (DB), Jalen Taylor (ATH)
Top (4) Impact Players: Tarvaraska Davis (QB), Teddy Gibson (WR), Travis Jones (DB), Tjai Bryant (LB)