Watch Chelsea quarterback Scott Crews throw a 30-yard spiral for a touchdown at scrimmage
The Chelsea High School football team won't look like it has in recent years in 2013. The main difference: without a proven All-State running back in the backfield (see: Berkley Edwards, Nick Hill) much more will be put on the shoulders of the quarterback.That quarterback will be senior Scott Crews, a 6-2, 185 pound first-year starter.
Crews patiently waited his turn as a backup last year. But this is his team now and during Thursday's four-way scrimmage with Monroe Jefferson, Lansing Everett and Pinckney, Crews looked up to the challenge.
In Chelsea's first offensive series, Crews threw a perfect 20-yard touchdown pass to fellow senior Tim Mantel. Crews threw out of the shotgun with the ball traveling 30 yards in the air and dropping perfectly into Mantel's outstretched hands.
It was just a scrimmage, but Crews was happy to have success against players in different colored jerseys than his own, and to get the chance as the No. 1.
"It feels great," Crews said on Thursday. "Hard work pays off in the summer and when you get your chance you’ve got to shine. It’s been a lot of hard work and I’m ready."
In classic quarterback mode, Crews deflected credit to his wide receiver for the play.
"When you’ve got a big 6-4 wide receiver, you’ve got to take advantage of it," Crews said. "We work on it a lot, so during the season it’s something we’ll probably go to."