In the Huddle: Central High School proves the two-QB system can work

Published: Sep. 5, 2018 at 3:02 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 5, 2018 at 1:50 PM EDT
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RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - Who says a two-quarterback system doesn't work? Central High School brings a pair of quarterbacks to the table on Fridays.

Peter Parrish and Tucker Melton run the offense together.

"We try to focus in and play ball," Melton said.

"We push each other every day in practice and you can definitely see it in the game," Parrish said.

Head coach Jamey DuBose began using a dual QB system after losing starter Zion Webb in the opener of the 2015 season. He doesn't call it a two-quarterback offense. It's a 1-A and 1-B offense...

"In our offense, we like to have two guys ready to go, and we've got that now," DuBose said.

Not every team can pull off having two rotating quarterbacks, but there's no controversy between Parrish and Melton. They share a bond as team leaders while sharing time as the Q-B.

"Me and Peter are best friends so we don't let it get between us or anything," Melton said. "We switch every series and sometimes one of us will get hot and we'll roll with that one so it's good for us."

"It's definitely a great relationship," Parrish said. "We're brothers on and off the field so we talk a lot on and off the field so we have a great bond going."

They don't get caught up in the "starter" label, either.

"I feel like if either one of us went to a different school we could start instantly," Melton said. "We're both good quarterbacks and we don't let that bother us."

"We just push each other every rep in practice and ball out in the game," Parrish said.

So, what's better than a steak dinner? How about two? Central's got itself a grade "A" duo in the backfield.

"I tell you what I wouldn't trade either one of them," DuBose said.

Plenty of teams in the area might take that trade if they could. Central's got its own version of a dual-threat at QB.

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