French Camp's Edwards seeks an even better season


French Camp's Holman Edwards

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DANNY P. SMITH
Staff Writer

Holman Edwards loves the game of football.

He watched and admired older players in the French Camp system while they had success. It was something he wanted to experience.

Holman has done just that.

Entering his senior season with the Panthers, Edwards has been productive.

French Camp football coach Nathan Wright is happy to have a leader like Edwards to lead this year’s team.

“He’s got a great arm and is a smart kid,” Wright said. “He’s fast and deceptively fast. He brings a stabilizing influence. He’s a kid that would love to play any position. He doesn’t care. He is my quarterback, but he’s a kid that wants to play defensive end. He just loves the game and is physical.”

In the passing department, Edwards threw for over 1,500 yards and 16 touchdowns last season.

Edwards said there’s nothing like breaking a long run or hitting on a long pass completion. He looks forward to doing that more this season.

“It’s not like anything else,” Edwards said about the thrill of a big play. “It’s real fun. It’s worth it when it happens.”

Much of the ability to get that done is the chemistry Edwards has with his teammates.

Edwards has a home near the school so several Panthers get to bond there.

“A lot of the guys are always at my house,” Edwards said. “We do stuff other than football so there are good relationships there.”

When French Camp begins the season at Winona Christian on Friday, Wright likes the fact he will have Edwards behind the center.

Wright calls Edwards “a quiet leader,” but it works.

“Sometimes I’d like for him to be more vocal, but he has a stabilizing presence,” Wright said. “He’s going to give you all he’s got. He’s a yes sir, no sir guy and does the little things you need your leaders to do.”

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