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Brighton has high hopes for new passing combination to keep the good times rolling

By Thomas Sellers Jr.Brighton Koltons

The names are starting to build in Brighton folklore.
Since Will Wolfe has taken over the Cardinal program, he instituted a spread offense that started with quarterback Kyle Jackson. Then signal callers like Danny Potter and Brady Stewart posted solid numbers through the air.
On the receiving end of those passes were the likes of Artez Harris, John Osborne and Ricky Foster. Now the 2013 combination of quarterback Colton Hathcock and receiver Kolton Childress look to write the next chapter of Brighton aerial success.
But with the recent graduations of leading passer Stewart and leading receiver Harris, both Liberty Bowl All-Stars, doubts have emerged if the duo of Colton and Kolton are ready.
“It’s really fueling us to keep going,” Hathcock said. “It makes us work hard.”
“Hate is a motivator,” Childress added. “The doubts are making us work harder. You work hard for yourself and to show everybody else.”
Hathcock said the high passing numbers, playoff appearances, All-Star nods and college signings have put Cardinal Football on the map.
“It’s crucial we keep this going,” he said. “We don’t want to let anybody down. So we’re going to keep working hard and faster. Work fast is the name of the game.”
Childress, a junior wide out, said the senior Hathcock has the skill set to help Brighton reach the postseason in 2013.
“He’s got a cannon of an arm,” he noted. “He can launch that thing. He’s been working on his accuracy and getting in sync with his wide receivers. His arm and accuracy is going to overwhelm any defense that we have. He has a really good arm.”
Hathcock said he will only be as good as his offensive line, running game and group of receivers featuring Childress.
“He’s got good hands,” Hathcock said. “He’s a big target. He runs good routes. He’s my go-to guy.”
Recent Cardinal go-to guys like Foster and Harris posted a 10-win season and a 6-game winning streak respectively. Childress said he thinks the 2013 Cardinals can record their own history.
“We would like to go big,” he concluded. “It’s go big or go home. We would like to get to the Big House at State this year.”

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