August 29, 2013
Krum to rely on White for boost in backfield
By Ben Baby
Even before Krum shocked many around the state by finishing second in District 9-3A last year, junior Dane White knew he was going to be the starting running back this season. In fact, White was aware of what his role would be in 2013 when he first entered high school. With the departure of standout running back Reed Flores, White takes over a rushing attack that carried Krum to a playoff berth in 2012. â€œSince Iâ€™ve been in high school, Iâ€™ve always known,â€? White said of receiving the chance to play running back late in his career. â€œIâ€™ve got some shoes to fill, but Iâ€™m ready for it.â€? Last season in the schoolâ€™s first year in University Interscholastic League play, Flores rushed for 1,420 yards. While Flores was dominating in the
backfield, White was playing cornerback. Krum head coach Gary Robinson said heâ€™s always felt White could have stepped in at running back, but Whiteâ€™s athleticism allowed him to play defense. â€œHeâ€™s such a good athlete,â€? Robinson said. â€œWe liked to put him on the other teamâ€™s best receiver.â€? Over the summer, White (5-9, 190 pounds) lifted weights and worked on being quick in short bursts as he prepared to tackle the new role. In an offense that will be without quarterback Caz Wojciak after his dismissal from the team, White will be forced to help carry the running game. â€œI think itâ€™s going to be a huge key for us,â€? Robinson said. â€œI think weâ€™ve got an offensive line thatâ€™s pretty equivalent to the one we had last year. Weâ€™re hoping he gets 1,500 to 2,000 yards for us this year, and if stays healthy, heâ€™s very capable of doing that.â€?
Denton Record-Chronicle/David Minton
Krumâ€™s Dane White knew he would receive an opportunity to start at running back during his junior season after Reed Flores graduated. White prepared for that opportunity by spending extra time in the weight room this summer.
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