Last season, seniors Raekwon Millsap and Wes Berry accounted for 72 percent of Abilene High’s catches and 77 percent of the Eagles’ receiving yards.
Only Clay Cox returned with more than four receptions, catching 13 passes for 62 yards, and AHS’ second-most productive returning receiver, Kallin Sipe (4-49, 1 TD), is now the Eagles’ quarterback.
If you had predicted coming into the 2018 campaign that Abilene High’s receiving corps might be a weakness — or at least an area of concern — you wouldn’t have been alone. But three games into the season, it’s becoming clearer by the week that you would have been wrong.
Not only has the Eagle receiving corps not been a weakness this fall, it has been among the team’s steadiest units. That it has done so around multiple injuries to key figures in the passing game only magnifies its role in AHS’ 2-1 start.