D.J. Carter, Sultan Williams Help Salem Get Off to 3-0 Start
Like the past 2 seasons, the Salem Seminoles find themselves off to a 3-0 start. So what's different this year for the Noles? Well when asking Sr. quarterback #10 D.J. Carter, "our second half play", the 6'3" 225lb QB responds. The 2014 and 2015 campaigns saw the Seminoles closing out their seasons with 5-5 records consecutively. Coming out of the gate 3-0 this season, with wins over rival Heritage, Therrell, and Miller Grove, Carter credits the Seminole's "pride and work ethic" for their winning start adding, "we want to out play the other teams in the second half. In previous years that was a weak point for us but this year we're working hard to finish the game." Jr. safety #8 Sultan Williams seconds Carter's statement, "finish, finish, finish", Williams adds. "We're finishing games a lot stronger this year," says Williams of the Seminole's play. Williams continues to say that the Seminoles are playing with more up tempo style and as a team are more disciplined, something that head coach Jarrett Laws also says of the Noles. Both Carter and Williams agree that when it comes to coach Laws, "give him what he wants," and that's exactly what the Seminoles have done so far coming into the 2016 season. "Coach Laws is very detailed so he lets you know exactly what he expects of you," says Williams. Carter also adds that he believes that because of Laws' "detail" on what he expects of the team, "it plays a role in our second half play." When asked about Williams and Carter, Laws said both players are "intuitive, cerebral, and good athletes and that's a great reflection on their parents." At 6'3" 225lbs, Carter has made things difficult for opposing defenses with strong and accurate throws as well as his mobility in and out of the pocket. While Williams uses his speed to cover a lot of ground on defense. "I worked on my speed in the off season. I watched a lot of videos on ways to help me improve my speed." The Seminoles will host Chamblee this Friday at home.