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Stall looks to clean up mistakes for region play

By Justin Driggers
Consulting Editor

Charleston – Joe Bessinger has seen a lot of bye weeks where his teams were just going through the motions at practice. 
That hasn’t been the case this week for R.B. Stall High School, he said. 
“We’ve had a really good week of practices,” Bessinger said. “They really came out and got after it. We just concentrated on us – no opponent. We worked on getting better in all three phases of the game.”
That’s something the Warriors head coach hopes translates to the field as his 0-5 squad prepares to hit region play on Oct. 5.
“It’s a work-in-progress,” Bessinger said. “Our youth and our inexperience have shown up in certain areas the last few weeks. I’m proud of the effort the kids of given. Right now, we’re our own worst enemy.”
That was evident in a 21-6 loss to James Island a few weeks back. The Warriors have more than 400 yards of total offense, but managed just the one score.
“We were inside the 10-yard line four times and came away with one touchdown,” Bessinger said. “The other three series we turned the ball over.”
Still, there have been signs of improvement across the board. In the last three games, the Stall defense has forced 11 turnovers and are making plays in the backfield.
Linebacker Khalil Mack-Gooch has seven tackles for a loss while defensive lineman Anthony Dickerson has three. Dickerson also has two sacks and 28 tackles on the year while Mack-Gooch has 36 tackles and two sacks as well.
Vaneil Morehead also has 28 tackles to go along with a sack and an interception. Jamarious McClellan has 26 tackles and two fumble recoveries.
“Defensively, the line has been pretty solid,” Bessinger said. “We knew what we had at the skill and linebacker positions, but the guys up front have really stepped up.”
So has the offensive line. The unit has gotten better each game, Bessinger said, and have grown week in and week out.
Offensively, wide receiver Tyshon Richardson leads the team with 23 catches for 484 yards and four touchdowns. Quarterback Dre Martin has thrown for 627 yards and three scores and Dewitt Parker also has three passing TDs.
James Levine has 248 yards receiving and a pair of scores.

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