STANFORD - Larry French has seen a lot in his 30 years of coaching high school football, but he said he's never seen anything like the quarterback competition he's watched at Lincoln County.
The Patriots have four players competing to start Friday's opener against Harrison County in the Death Valley Bowl, French's first game as Lincoln's head coach. He said he wishes he had a starter, but the competition is still too close to call.
"We have four kids we think can step out there and play," French said. "I've never had a situation where one wasn't just a little bit better than the others. But all four of them are pretty good, and it's hard to pick. I wish I could make a decision. It may go up to game time."
Juniors Matt Blair and Jared Long and freshmen Levi Rogers and Devon Denson are competing for the starting job at quarterback. French said each candidate has strengths, but it will come down to who he feels is most ready to lead the team. He didn't rule out making a change later, or possibly even changing quarterbacks as game situations warrant.