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Eye on the Gridiron: Womack ready for fall
by Reggie Ross, Staff Writer
Jun 12, 2014 | 120 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This year, Demarius Womack feels he has something to prove, and for him, the start of the football season can’t come fast enough.

On the offensive side of the ball, Womack, the senior running back, feels there isn’t one player that can bring him down.

“That’s just what I’m about this year,” Womack said. “Whenever I’m in that zone, whoever is in the way, you’ll be bulldozed. There’s no cutting back with me, I’m all about running north and south.”

He proved that several times during the 2013 campaign. At times, he played the game like a man among boys -- capable of breaking tackles with power running and break-away speed.

But after Montgomery County’s 2013 campaign ended with a 3-8 record and the team went another year absent from the playoffs, Womack called it a disappointment.

“I point to myself first,” Womack said. “How can I make the team better, and how can I become a leader on this year’s team? I’ve spent the entire year thinking about that.”

Hobbled with minor injuries last year, Womack managed to muster up close to 550 rushing yards on the ground. Womack said his time in the weight room has increased, and the majority of his summer vacation has been spent in the gym working out.

“I know I wasn’t 100 percent last year,” he said. “But this summer I’ve squatted, bench pressed and am preparing to get myself together. With our team, the majority of players will play on both sides of the ball, so we have to be prepared.”

A linebacker on defense, Womack was one of the hardest hitting defensive players in the loaded 2-1A district where the Hornets play.

With close to 63 stops last season, Womack said the linebacker position is his first love. Like his brother Soque Hudson, who played on the 2010 Hornets team and the last team to make the playoffs, bone-crushing hits act as bit of motivation at the position.

“Controlling the gaps and going 100 miles per hour is the way I like to play that position,” Womack said. “On defense, we want to push the offense back, and that’s the key.”

Womack said he feels with the right attitude, this could be a magical year for the Montgomery County Hornets.

“It’s not just the attitude of the players, see,” he said. “We have to have people to come out and support us by packing those seats. Whenever we look up and see all those people in the stands, we find strengths from places we didn’t know existed. I know I do.”

At 6’2” 190 pounds and a complete power runner, Womack, the son of Erica Womack, said he is itching to get the season started.

“There’s no doubt about it; we’ll be strong this year,” Womack said. “Coach [Josh] Glasner knows how to push us to do our best, and Coach G [Mike Guttuso] knows about the line and is one of the best line coaches we’ve ever seen. This year can be special.”

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