The Braves’ operating sport shall be led by juniors Zacary Girard and Matthias Adams, who mixed ran the ball 9 occasions for 44 yards final season.
“We’ve got new operating backs who’re fairly stable and I am completely satisfied to see them play. We’re a little bit younger however I really feel like we’re nonetheless going to be fairly good,” Keyhea mentioned. “Zac has improved on hitting his holes this 12 months and he is gotten sooner for positive. Matthias has all the time been a fairly good operating again since (junior soccer league).”
Keyhea’s large play capacity has attracted Division I curiosity however the pandemic has restricted the entry that faculty coaches sometimes need to highschool gamers.
“(Recruiting) has been has been going fairly good. They often all inform me the identical factor, that they’re ready to see my junior 12 months,” Keyhea mentioned. “I sort of really feel stress about that. On the similar time, I do not as a result of I am simply gonna go and do my factor. I am simply excited to play.”
Keyhea is counting the times since he final took the sector — 496 days at kickoff subsequent Friday — and could have combined feelings when kickoff comes in opposition to the Inexperienced Wave.
“It does not actually appear actual. I’m tremendous excited because it has been a really very long time since we performed our final sport. I believe I will be nervous as a result of I often am, particularly since we’ve not performed for endlessly,” Keyhea mentioned. “After that first snap and that first hit, I believe I shall be good. I believe it will likely be the identical for all these guys after the primary snap. We’re all going to suppose, ‘Oh yeah we have performed this earlier than.’ I’ll attempt to take some deep breaths and preserve doing what I am doing.”