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Sandusky ready to race Shaq Washington and Maple Heights

Mark Hazelwood • Nov 11, 2010 at 1:10 AM

"We're fast, too."

In just a few days, Sandusky coach Mike Franklin has heard all about and seen on film the team speed of Friday's second-round opponent, the Maple Heights Mustangs.

That's not to say Franklin disagrees. But the fifth-year Blue Streaks coach believes his team has plenty of speed as well.

"Not to take away from the Maple Heights offensive line, but watching the film the first thing you see is the amount of quickness and speed they have at the skilled positions," Franklin said. "But if we're talking about speed, it's important to put ours on the field against theirs.

"We've got some pretty good players and some speed, too."

With that being said, there is little question where Sandusky's gameplan has to start on Friday: Mustangs quarterback Shaquille Washington.

The senior quarterback is one of the most dynamic players in the state. He turned down several high-profile schools to verbally commit to the University of Cincinnati, where he will start as a true freshman in 2011 at wide receiver.

In the Mustangs 34-14 win over Toledo Central Catholic in the first round, Washington was 12-of-13 passing for 225 yards and three touchdowns, while adding 115 yards rushing and another TD.

For the rest of this story, read Fandy.com Magazine in Thursday's Sandusky Register and Norwalk Reflector.

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