Losing players every year is something high school football programs always have to adjust to, but not every high school has to replace All-Americans like Jacob Bragg.
Of course the coaches saw this coming so they prepared themselves and senior Tim Meyers to fill in that role
“I think he's going to fill in great. I think he's going to play well, and I don't think there's going to be a drop off,” said Nacogdoches head coach Bobby Reyes. “I think it’s going to be an easy transition because he snaps the ball really well.”
While many awe at the big shoes left behind by Bragg, the new center is not planning on filling anyone's shoes. Instead, Meyers said he’s bringing his own pair to the team.
“He (Bragg) took his own shoes and I got to bring mine in,” said Meyers. “That's what I think. Of course I want to be like Jacob and strive to be to his level, but I'm not going be Jacob Bragg. I'm going be me.”
What Meyers brings to the table seems to be working for everyone, especially for the quarterback receiving every one of his snaps.
“He's doing great. He'll be fine, he just needs to keep working hard,” said quarterback Hunter McClellan. “I've known him my whole life. We played together for pretty much 7th through senior year. I think it will be fine.”
Whether or not Meyers snaps the ball like Bragg, he certainly has gained the respect of the coaches and his teammates in his own way.
“He's a good leader, he's a smart kid, he does things right, and he makes the calls in the offensive line. The kids have a lot of respect for the way he plays the game, the way he does things, and so do the coaching staff,” said Reyes.
“I’m going to bring my own thing to this team. I want to bring my own thing to my players and my offensive line. I want to push everybody in my own kind of way,” said Meyers.
Meyers has experience playing center as he was the backup center behind Bragg last year.Copyright 2014 KTRE. All rights reserved.