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King to guide rising Mustangs

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VEEDERSBURG — Herb King will begin his 32nd season of coaching high school football in Indiana this fall. This time after spending the past six seasons at Seeger, King will now take over the reigns of Fountain Central as he replaces Ryan Hall.

Fountain Central is in the middle of a rebuilding phase, but have increased their win total each of the last two seasons. This season the goal for King in his first season guiding the Mustangs is simply improving in all facets of the game.

“We want to continue to improve off of last season and not just that but in every phase of the game,” King said of his goals for his first season. “If we do that then I think we can have a very successful year.”

FC will turn to junior Owen Acton to take over the reigns at quarterback. Acton was the running back last season for the Mustangs and tallied 511 yards and seven touchdowns. Fellow junior Dawson Blue will be the primary ball carrier with senior Luke Foxworthy being a primary pass catcher at tight end.

“We’re restructuring our offense a little bit with those three guys leading the way,” King said. “With our numbers, we will have to play a lot of guys both ways. What I like is we have a lot of quality athletes on this team. The big thing with us is keeping everyone healthy. I’ve really liked what I’ve seen so far during the summer and in practice. When you have those hard working kids like we do, good things are bound to happen.”

The Mustangs will begin the season hosting Southmont before taking on Crawfordsville in week two.

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