Over the next couple weeks we will take you inside training camp of your favorite Delco team. For full reports on every team, make sure to check out our annual football preview guide, due out Aug. 30.
1. Chambers heading out wide
Breyon Chambers was Chester’s starting quarterback last season, one where he tossed eight touchdown passes for the Clippers. But even though there’s a four-man competition for who’ll take the snaps this year, one certainty is that it won’t be Chambers. He’s moving to wide receiver and defensive back. So what’s the biggest difference in going from throwing the passes to catching them? “Catching the ball,” Chambers said with a smile. “I like receiver better because I’m a bigger asset to the team if I play receiver and D-back.
2. A fresh(man) take
One of the four quarterbacks in the hunt for the starting job is freshman Nahmir Ishmael. He might have the best arm of the four and head coach Chuck Crews likes Ishmael’s heart and toughness a lot. Crews also thinks highly of Ishmael’s ability to stay calm. “He’s too young to be scared,” Crews said. “He’s calm.”
3. Getting off the line
How’s this for an interesting position switch? Senior Anthony Moss spent last season on the offensive and defensive lines. This year, he goes to…running back and linebacker? But Moss likes where’s at for his final season. “I should have picked (running back) after ninth grade, and I regret not picking it,” Moss said. Why O-line and D-line then? “Lazy,” Moss said. “I didn’t want to do anything. I wasn’t even sure until tenth grade that I wanted to play football.”
— MATT CHANDIK