Rising Star: Valley Center’s Dai’Mont Mucker making immediate impact
VALLEY CENTER, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - Behind a young group without much starting experience, the Valley Center Hornets went just 2-7 a year ago.
They entered this year with head coach Scott L’Ecuyer’s formula of run the ball and control the clock. And then he picked up a surprise when he learned of a transfer coming to town named Dai’Mont Mucker.
The first time I saw him was in July. We were getting into camp that week,” L’Ecuyer said,” and you could immediately tell what kind of impact player he was gonna be.”
Mucker, a junior running back from the Hornets, was a player for state power Staley before moving to the area to live with his uncle.
“I wanted a new start. The best place was to go to my uncle Pete’s house,” he said. “I gave him a call, and we made history.”
And he has began his path to history over the last few weeks. Against Haysville Campus, he rushed for 318 yards and four touchdowns. Last week against Salina Central, he helped the upset win with 340 yards and three scores on the ground. He has totaled over 1,000 all-purpose yards and has scored in all five games as the Hornets are 4-1.
“I’m physical. I don’t like going down,” Mucker said. “I don’t like going down. I don’t like touching the ground.
L’Ecuyer added,” Probably his most distinguishing feature is his fight. He fights for those extra yards. His yards after contact are staggering when you look at him. That’s the biggest thing.”
Mucker took an unofficial visit to Kansas last week.
With his name growing and the Hornets aiming for new heights, he wants to help the team set goals they didn’t think were quite possible and continue to show what he’s made of.
“I’m not done yet, though. There’s a lot more to come,” he said. “I wanna do the same thing I’ve done the last two weeks, just dominate.”
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