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A New Budding Star in Humboldt

By Justin Walters
By jwalters@wbbjtv.com

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. - A difference a year makes. Humboldt's football program is a force to reckon.

The impetus of the Vikings begins under center.

"My role this year was being a leader. I haven't thrown in a year," said Jaylen Montague. "We switched offenses to the spread."

Prior to this season, the Vikings offensive bulk fell on the shoulders of star running back Nick McLilly. Not this season.

Due to McLilly's early season injury, Montague has taken the onus. With 1204 passing yards and 25 total touchdowns, the junior quarterback is handling the new role with ease.

"I'm still learning and going to come back to my receivers. I might be a little iffy but I still get the ball to them," explained Montague.

Despite the Vikings dropping the last two games, it's evident how much improved their team is from last year. That growth will be key in Week 10 against district foe Trenton Peabody.

Join us on Friday for highlights of the Golden Tide and Vikings.

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