When the name Kyle McGarry is mentioned, Point Pleasant Boro coach Sean Henry becomes excited. It’s easy to see why. McGarry brings athleticism and intelligence to the wide receiver and safety positions.
Henry, entering his second full season and third season overall as the head coach at his scholastic alma mater, talks about some of the aspects of his team.
Q: What role will McGarry play for the Panthers?
A: He is a heck of an athlete. Our offense is a run-heavy offense, but he takes the top off the defense and keeps defenses honest. He can catch a home run ball at anytime. He’s a basketball player who has great hands. He adjusts very well to where the ball is thrown. He’s one of the great playmakers in the Shore Conference. Bucknell and Rutgers are looking at him at wide receiver, tight end and safety.
Q: How well will Chris Oliphant, who played running back last season, handle the transition to quarterback?
A: He looks very good. He got off to an impressive start in training camp. He gives us strong leadership. He is a weight room kid. He will make a seamless transition. He is more of a runner than a passer but he does a nice job of throwing the ball, too. He runs inside and outside and is a tradtional option quarterback. When he has to lower the shoulder, he will. He has great speed and athleticism. .
Q: What plans do the Panthers have for Brian Cuthbert?
A: He’s a left tackle on offense and a defensive end. He’s a three-year starter. He’s a great offense tackle who is very coachable. He is a hard working kid who has done a great job. He has great footwork and works at the second and third levels.