Football coaches at every level always preach to their players to maximize their opportunities on the field. Make no mistake about it, Bridgeport is a running football team. However, when Quarterback Troy Anderson's number is called, he almost always comes through.
"Most teams know we run the ball," Anderson said. "When they put nine or 10 guys in the box, he calls my number and we just go to the air. Usually it ends up with a touchdown."
The Indians have scored a lot of touchdowns, especially in the playoffs. Bridgeport is averaging 41 points through its first two post season games. It may seem like the offense is dominated by the run game, but Head Coach Josh Nicewarner said Anderson is much more important to the offense than people are led to believe.
"Troy is comfortable," Nicewarner said. "He throws a nice ball. He's starting to understand what we're looking for when we do throw the ball. It all starts with generally a play action fake. He does a very good job of selling that and things tend to be a little bit more wide open after that."
He also makes an impact on the defensive side of the football. The Bridgeport coaching staff gave him the chance to play cornerback this season.
"It's fun," Anderson replied. "It's really fun. If I do anything wrong on offense then I have the chance to redeem myself on defense. It's not just a one-way trial for me."
As far as Anderson is concerned, his role is very simple.
"I'm not here to get the glory or anything. I'm just here to hand the ball off, help the team and get some wins. That's my job. Hands the ball off and let them do the rest," Anderson said.