Frazier To Auburn Leaves 'Big Shoes To Fill' For Shiloh Christian (Inside the 2011 Football Preview)

by Chris Bahn  on Thursday, Jul. 21, 2011 9:00 am  

Shiloh Christian must replace the USA Today offensive player of the year, Kihel Frazier, this season. (Photo by Kelley Waters)

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Quarterback Kiehl Frazier is gone to Auburn and could compete for playing time this fall as a freshman. Does that mean all of Shiloh Christian’s 4A title hopes have gone with him?

Frazier helped lead the Saints to three consecutive state title games. He was the Gatorade national quarterback of the year and put up impressive numbers throughout his career with the Saints.

And now Shiloh Christian must find a new quarterback and leader, something Jim Harris explores in our 2011 Football Preview. Here’s more from his 4A overview:

“Those ARE big shoes,” Josh Floyd, Shiloh Christian’s head coach, said in May of replacing Frazier. “We’ve got a few we’re looking at for quarterback.”

Michael Sloan, a junior who played quite a bit in reserve of Frazier, is the likely favorite to fill the spot, Floyd said. Sloan stands about five inches shorter and 50 pounds lighter than Frazier, at 5-10 and 170, and he runs a 4.6 in the 40-yard dash. But while he may not be the physical specimen that Frazier is, he “does a good job making plays,” Floyd said. “He can definitely run the football some. He does a good job sprinting out.”

Also contending for the role are Rand Emert, a senior and also a likely defensive starter who possesses a good arm, and sophomore Daniel Shimmer.

Harris has more on Shiloh and 4A.

Harris also breaks down:
A Dozen Difference Makers in the 4A
•Six Games To Watch
•P.A.'s Kevin Kelley on Punting

Also included are featured team profiles on:
Bauxite Miners
Lonoke Jackrabbits

Maumelle Hornets
Pulaski Academy Bruins

Pulaski Robinson Senators

You can pick up a copy of our primer for the 2011 season today at locations across Central and Northeast Arkansas. There is still a limited number of copies available though print versions of the magazine are going fast. Click here for a map of locations. Remember, the magazine is free.

Can’t get your hands on a copy of the print edition? We’ve still got you covered with our digital edition of the 2011 Football Preview.

Veteran sportswriters Chris Bahn and Jim Harris and the rest of our contributors have compiled the inside information, features and commentary you want to read about Arkansas’ college and high school teams. This year we’ve zeroed in on 32 Central Arkansas high school teams to go along with our previews of 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A and 7A classifications. We’ve expanded coverage of the Razorbacks, the Southeastern Conference, the Red Wolves and Sun Belt Conference, plus preview the coming seasons at for the UCA Bears, UAPB Golden Lions, Arkansas Baptist Buffaloes and teams in the newly created Great American Conference.



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