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Ray coach aims to give his defense a breather

Posted: 7:25 PM, Jul 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-04 20:31:17-04
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Baseball is dominating the sports calendar in the summer, but is never too early to think about football which starts in just under two months.

Or, if your glass half fulm just more than a month. A team ready for that challenge of making another run at the playoffs this season is the Ray Texans.

It is a Ray team that is going to look a whole lot different this season.

They will have a new quarterback who will be replacing one of the best in South Texas in graduating senior Brad Breckenridge.

But one thing Ray coach Craig Charlton is looking to change is the amount of time his offense and defense spend on the field.

Last season, the Ray defense averaged about 80-90 plays on the field per game while the offense was at at 60-70. This year he is looking to make those numbers a little more even and give his defense a much needed breather.

“The days of the run and shoot and you throwing the ball all over the place and leaving your defense out to hang after 30 seconds and three snaps and they are dying in the third and fourth quarter … you gotta protect them, man,” Charlton said. “When you have a strong defense in the fourth quarter that is able to have their legs underneath them, then you are gonna have success.”

This Ray team will be one to watch out for this year and we'll be sure to have a preview once summer practice begins.