The Wilson passing attack can do a little bit of everything, and they’re hoping that’s the secret to success against a hungry Poly secondary.
Quarterback Ryan Pettway has developed into a very efficient passer in his third year behind center. The senior has thrown for 1,358 yards and 19 touchdowns while completing 73 percent of his passes. Pettway also only has two interceptions because he’s taking what the defense gives him.
In games against teams playing a Cover 3 or man-to-man coverage in the secondary, big targets on the outside like Michael Bruner have taken advantage of the space provided to make big plays. The junior has seven touchdowns on 15 catches this season, and is averaging 34.6 yards per catch.
In games against teams playing Cover 2 or zone coverages in the secondary, Pettway has been able to feed the ball to slot receivers Tyrie Robinson and Nick Timko on a variety of screen and seam routes. Robinson, who had a breakout sophomore campaign, leads the team with 20 receptions. Timko, a first-year starter, has five touchdowns on 13 receptions.
Junior Wesley Easter and sophomore Clint Stephens both have a pair of touchdown catches. And if a kid named Easter doesn’t have an impact on a game against some rabbits, then what are we even doing here?
Poly’s secondary features a lot of young talent, but senior Amajay Gravelly has been the standout despite being the smallest player on the field. Gravelly, listed at 5’7” on the Poly roster, has a pair of interceptions on the season and has drawn assignments including Gary Bryant from Corona Centennial and LV Bunkley from Serra.
The corner on the other side of the field, Kam Blanton, is a rising junior that’s already picked up a few scholarship offers. Along with Anthony Curtis, Gravelly and Blanton will be the most talented defensive backfield the Bruins have gone up against.
Poly has a rotation at safety right now Torion White, Justyn Brown, Donovan Turner, and Aaron Smith all playing.