High School Football

North Myrtle Beach Chiefs sport new look from top to bottom

players who were in spring practice have decided not to be a part of the program, which means depth will be a big concern, but he is happy with the core of players who have bought into the new regime.

"I'm hoping we'll have a successful year, but it just depends on how quickly our young kids grow up. But we are building this thing for the long run. We've done things the right way and the kids are playing the right way. We lost a lot of guys from the spring, but the ones that are still with us are in it for the long haul. That's kind of the way we are building the program now at North Myrtle Beach," Woolbright said.

The Chiefs will scrap the Wing-T offense in favor of a run-first version of the spread, and Woolbright said most of the team's returning starters from last season will be lining up in different spots in 2010.

Playmaker Timmy Bellamy (6-1, 180) could end up under center, or could wind up getting the ball from quarterback Clint Cole (5-9, 165). The offense will also include playmakers in running back Brandon Johnson (6-0, 195) and receiver Temarrick Hemingway (6-5, 210), who also stars at defensive end.

"We try to put our best athlete at quarterback, but that kind of goes with personnel. We got one guy that could be that, and we've got another guy that wouldn't be our best athlete there, but he'd be capable of playing the position," Woolbright said.

North Myrtle Beach will play a 3-4 on defense, and Woolbright hopes to bring a level of physicality that he said has been missing from the team.

As Woolbright and his team begin work on the foundation for success, a key will be how quickly the players can learn the new systems on offense and defense, as well as learning new positions.

"We've got new players, everybody playing a new position. Nobody's really playing where they were last year. It's a total revamp ... We've got wing backs that are receivers now. We've got guys who were linemen last year in the Wing-T that are linebackers for us now. We just don't have depth." he said.