With the observations solely confined to a summer seven-on-seven scrimmage void of running plays, Oaks Christian Coach Bill Redell still noticed the capabilities of Alemany senior running back Malcolm Marable.
“They got speed, quickness and a running back who can catch the football,” Redell said. “You can tell how quick he is.”
And that was only a glimpse. He’ll see the complete picture tonight at 7:30 when the Lions visit Alemany, a matchup that will be aired on Prime Ticket.
The Oregon-State bound Marable ran for 1,655 yards and 23 touchdowns last season, plays at free safety and as Coach Dean Herrington told The Times’ Ben Bolch, is "probably the most underrated football player in Southern California.”
Marable is expected to have a showdown with Oaks Christian running back Malcolm Jones. He is coming off a junior season in which he had 34 touchdowns and averaged 10.1 yards per game.
What kind of offense should we expect from the Lions, the defending Northwest Division champions and victors of 21 consecutive games?