The 6-foot, 175-pounder can pass, posing more of a threat with his ability to take off from the pocket. Eight times he rushed for touchdowns, totaling 373 yards for the year, before leading Laguna Beach to two firsts — a league crown and playoff home game — since 1987.
There’s one area Freeman is expecting his stout defense to exploit to slow down the reigning Orange Coast League MVP.
“I don’t think they have the line to protect him,” he said of the Breakers’ small line, with a player’s average size is around 5-feet-10 and 190 pounds. “What they did last year was run a spread offense, where the quarterback could run or pass. We don’t care what they do.”
That’s because CdM’s defense is stacked with eight returning starters off a 7-5 team. Plenty of familiar faces. The one face Freeman doesn’t want to see fully is that of Erik Rask, an inside linebacker.