Road Rage for the Ragin' Red

By Coleman Swierc - bio | email

KILGORE, TEXAS (KLTV) - It was a small problem have, like having keys to a car, but no one to drive...that was the Kilgore offense.

"We had a bunch of new kids come up that did not know a lot about playing at a faster pace and at this speed of the game, and it took a while for them to catch up," said Kilgore center Shadow Stokes.

So who would have thought, the driver of the offense, can barely drive himself, say hello to Ladarius Anthony.

"My favorite running back this year," said Stokes.

"We are seeing things right now out of him that you are just sit there and think about what he could be like by the time he gets to be a senior," said Kilgore head coach Mike Vallery, about sophomore running back Ladarius Anthony.

"LD" as he is called, has driven the Ragin' Red all season long, breaking school records along the way, and driving himself and the Bulldogs, straight to the top, as "LD" racks up the TD's.

"I keep repeating, endzone, endzone," said Anthony, "that is all I am thinking about, and impressing and giving the crowd a show."

Anthony is first to admit he was nervous about being the starter, but says now, he wants to drive and run...all game long.

Anthony recently set the single game rushing record (359 yards) and has nearly 600 yards and 10 touchdowns in the past two games.

Now that is running on all cylinders.

"We had a car that we had to push at first, and now he is able to drive himself," joked Stokes.

"LD will not get the ball all the time," said Vallery, "but he will get it of the majority of the time."

And don't expect this car to ever run out of gas.

Anthony and Kilgore will face Henderson this Friday, in our Red Zone Game of the Week.

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