Injuries force unusual hat trick for MHS lineman Garrett Culton

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — Morgantown High football coach Matt Lacy has an ongoing dilemma.
Lacy’s Mohigans are known for a power run game and aggressive offensive style on the field, but such play hinges on a strong, consistent offensive line.
That unit has thus far played up to expectations in Lacy’s eyes, but it hasn’t been a smooth journey, and it doesn’t look as if it’ll be any less hectic as the season wears on.
MHS has featured a variety of looks across the front line offensively this year, as injuries and position changes have resulted in the need to toy with just who is taking the field.
“In the beginning of the season we had a pretty good idea of what our line would look like,” said senior lineman Garrett Culton. “But as the season progresses, things change.”
The depth chart has indeed changed multiple times, most recently following last week’s injury to senior center Jaden Wolfley, which saw Culton slide into the slot to keep the line running smoothly. The switch completed a lineman’s hat trick for Culton — he’ll have started at center, guard and tackle this season after Friday’s trip to Parkersburg South.
“He’s a real utility guy,” Lacy said. “It shows you his talent to be able to learn positions that are a little bit different. Plus, he’s had to learn how to snap the ball.”
Such responsibility could prove to be a strain on a high school athlete and hamper a lineman’s ability to play at their top ability, but Culton has helped use his wealth of experience on the line to make it work.

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