2012 West Florence Knights
2011 Record: 7-5
Offense: 17.83 ppg (26th in Zone Nation)
Defense: 19.25 ppg (13th in Zone Nation)
Returning Starters - Offense: 9 Defense: 3
West Florence QB Marquane Goodman returns for his sophomore season after leading the Knights to an upset win at Conway last year and a first round appearance in the 4A playoffs. They return nine starters on the "no huddle, no mercy" offense including leading rusher Jalin Dixon. West Florence Head Coach Trey Woodberry admits there are some concerns on defense. How the Knights respond defensively will likely tell the tale of the 2012 West Florence season.
West Florence's 2011 improbable run to a region title is what makes high school football so fun. Everyone pegged Carolina Forest and Conway to duke it out for the top spot and the Knights went in with a freshman quarterback and swept them on the road. How will the Knights handle the success? It will be a different vibe in 2012 as Trey Woodberry's team is not going to sneak up on anyone this year. The Knights have to be ready to play with a bullseye on their back.