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Corrigan’s run-game stays strong with their next man up, Malyk Johnson

CORRIGAN, TX (KTRE) -

Corrigan football is always known for their smash-mouth type of offense where they will run it down your throats. Even though the Bulldogs lost Keegan Mitchell who ran for over 1,800 yards and 27 touchdowns last year, some things will never change.

It's all about the next man up and this year it's Malyk Johnson.

While Mitchell was the starting running back, Johnson was right there behind him. Last year Johnson had several reps and enough to rack himself over 1,500 yards and 25 touchdowns.

Corrigan was a team who averaged over 50 points a game last season, and Johnson certainly had something to do with that. That productivity is expected out of Johnson to carry over into this year.

“Malyk is just a hard-nosed kid. Once he gets the football in his hand, if he's running hard, he’s hard to bring down so we just got to make sure he's in shape enough to where he can run hard every play,” said head coach Seven Armstrong.

“He's just a physical player. When he gets the ball he just turns into a beast and he's virtually impossible to tackle,” said linebacker La’Darius Hamilton. “I think he'll bring bigger and better things this year. It’s his senior year, load is on his shoulders, I think he can handle it. I think he learned a lot from Keegan. Keegan was a great mentor, had leadership, and taught him a whole lot of great things to become a better back.”

Corrigan will have their first game this Friday in Centerville starting at 7:30.

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