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High School Football: CdM's Carter aims to drive South All-Stars

Ex-Sea Kings' quarterback one of six players and one head coach from Newport-Mesa schools in the Orange County all-star football game at OCC on Friday.

June 27, 2013|By David Carrillo PeƱaloza
  • Corona del Mar High quarterback Cayman Carter (7) will represent the South in the Orange County all-star football game Friday at Orange Coast College.
Corona del Mar High quarterback Cayman Carter (7) will… (KEVIN CHANG, Daily…)

Cayman Carter has one final high school football game left to play before college. That contest is the 54th Brea Lions Club Orange County North-South Prep All-Star Football Game.

Carter has been preparing for Friday's game at Orange Coast College for the past two weeks. A high school football game in the summer might feel odd, but Carter said he's looking forward to the 7:15 p.m. kickoff.

Carter, a quarterback, will get to represent Corona del Mar High once more with two teammates, defensive end Tim Reinhardt and kicker Griff Amies. The last time the trio played, almost seven months ago, it led the Sea Kings to a second straight CIF Southern Section Southern Division title.

Carter's South All-Star team plans to run the same no-huddle offense CdM ran. It helps that CdM Coach Scott Meyer is in charge of the South and his staff includes his assistants from CdM.

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Carter showed last fall during his first season as CdM's starting quarterback that he could engineer quick scoring drives.

The morning after the OC All-Star game for seniors, Carter will be making a long drive. At 6 a.m., Carter hits the road. He and his father, Berry, are making a 22-hour drive to Dallas, Texas.

The next chapter in Carter's football life will be at Southern Methodist University. He is a preferred walk-on player.

"The road trip is going to be a straight shot," said Carter, who starts the first day of SMU player-run summer practices on Monday. "My dad will do the first 11 [hours], and hopefully I can do the second 11."

Carter hopes to rest on the first leg of the drive. He will need to with his style of play.

Carter isn't afraid to run and lower his shoulder against anyone trying to stop him. His numbers prove how effective he was with his feet, rushing for 1,073 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Carter might throw more than run out of shotgun formation come Friday, and he has a good arm. He passed for 2,210 yards and 17 touchdowns, with only six interceptions.

Carter, the All-CIF Southern Section Southern Division Offensive Player of the Year, Daily Pilot Newport-Mesa Dream Team Player of the Year and Pacific Coast League MVP, can hurt a defense in a variety ways.

He's smart, knowing he has three standout tailbacks to hand the ball off to on Friday. Two of those are Newport-Mesa running backs, Newport Harbor's Talalelei Teaupa and Estancia's Robert Murtha.

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