Maturing players leading Dinwiddie in 2012

DINWIDDIE, VA (WWBT) - Dinwiddie is two years removed from a Region championship, so a 6-4 year in 2011 was certainly not what Coach Billy Mills was looking for.

While he says he's proud of the way his team bounced back after starting the year 3-4, he knows that his Generals return a little angry by the way their last season turned out.

And plenty of them do return.  The Generals lose just 5 seniors who saw meaningful playing time. Also most of the players who filled last year were Sophomores - so there remains plenty of young talent.

Dinwiddie's up-tempo offense lies in the hands of Quarterback KJ Kerney.  While Mills says Kerney is smaller than a typical Dinwiddie quarterback, he has showed some playmaking ability, and he's confident in what the young player can do.

He has some talent around him, including wide receiver Wesley Reed, who had a huge opening game for Dinwiddie last season, and then got hurt and missed the rest of the season.  Also Cedarius Williams will carry much of the load as the team's starting running back.  Four starters return on the offensive line, headlined by a pair of 3 year starting seniors, Toddrick Bugg and Ronald Cunningham.

The star on defense is CB Rashad Goodwin - Mills calls him a "true D-1 guy" - who is the fastest player on the team.

Dinwiddie is certainly talented, and while they're young, they're experienced, and should contend with Meadowbrook and Dale for the Central District championship.

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