Peru State seeks explosiveness from fullback position. Tajh Eaddy fits the bill

Peru State seeks explosiveness from fullback position. Tajh Eaddy fits the bill
Peru State fullback Deondrae Mayo will get the start in the backfield Saturday for the injured Tahj Eaddy. (Ethan Arnold / Peru State Sports Network)

PERU – Despite only playing one half last Saturday, sophomore fullback Tajh Eaddy (Spencerport, N.Y.) was called the most explosive fullback on Peru State’s roster by head coach Steve Schneider this week.

Eaddy finished with 95 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in the loss to Central Methodist, 41-21, in Fayette, MO. He didn’t play in the first half due to an undisclosed disciplinary reason.

Head coach Steve Schneider says the fullback is where it all starts in their option-style offense.

“Tajh is, obviously, a difference maker there. He’s got real good quickness and great vision. He is one of those big play type guys. Behind him is Deondrae Mayo, who has done a nice job for us as well, and Mason Smith. We got a fourth guy, Deshawn Phelps, who hasn’t gotten into a game yet. We have a lot of confidence in all four of those guys, but of the four, Tajh is probably the big play guy for us.”

Mayo, a senior, finished with 86 yards on 10 carries last weekend, while Smith, a sophomore, had 10 carries for 33 yards. Mayo leads the team in rushing with 140 total yards and a touchdown through two games.

The Bobcats (0-2) host Evangel (3-0) in their home opener Saturday at the Oak Bowl. The Crusaders lead the all-time series 7-4 after winning in Ozark last season, 21-19. Evangel is 3-3 at Peru. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. and the game will air live on Otoe County Country (KNCY 1600 AM, 105.5 FM, and

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When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Oak Bowl, Peru

Radio: 1600 AM, 105.5 FM, and

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