In 2011, the Greenville College Panthers have many weapons that can catch the football and find their way to the endzone. Seniors WR Ryan Boezeman (Demott, IN) and TE Demontrez Simington (Atlanta, GA) will lead the receiving core. Both players excelled last season when they were called upon. This season the Panthers look to air it out more than in 2010.
Junior WR Cody Hutchin( Portland, OR) returns from a season ending injury in 2010 to help the Panther offense. Sophmore Brandon Butler moved to a receiver in the Spring and will compete for playing time.
There are eight new receivers that have their eyes on Saturday as well. Mason Akers (Bridgeport, IL), Nathan Butler (West Frankfort, IL), Ben Cunningham (West Frankfort, IL), Tre Lewis (Belleville, IL), Ellington McKinney (Anaheim, CA), Gabe McVaigh (Dundas, IL), Riley O’Reagan (Woodinville, WA) and Don Smith (Pittsburg, CA).
Using multiple tight ends is a staple of the Panther offense and there are a gaggle of young players who want to fill that role. Sophomore Andrew Maurer (Greenville, IL) and Senior Daniel Covert (Trenton, IL) will compete with Simington and newcomers, Sean Adkison (Jacksonville, FL), Chris Storey (Nashville, IL) and Chris Womack (Hanford, CA).
Who will be making the touchdown catches for the Panthers this season? We’ll begin to find the answer to that question in 13 days.