According to Chryst, one reason for the recent slew of fumbles and interceptions was the injuries to left tackle Andy Heck and. fullback Merril Hoge. "Going into the season, a number of us on the coaching staff joked that with eight new starters on offense, we had more new faces than most high school teams have," Christ says. "Losing Andy Heck and Merril Hoge has had as much impact on turnovers as the quarterback has. Football is a game of teamwork; it's important for all 11 people to come together. Turnovers are prevented when you work together as a unit."
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