Prep football

Berg brings balance to Andrean offense

2013-11-13T17:00:00Z 2013-11-13T19:39:15Z Berg brings balance to Andrean offenseAndrew Stem Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
November 13, 2013 5:00 pm  • 

The Andrean offense has plenty of weapons. One player who helps the offense stay balanced is running back Trevor Berg.

The junior has scored 20 touchdowns and has rushed for 858 yards for the 59ers (12-0).

“He brings great balance,” Andrean coach Phil Mason said. “He can be a slasher on the inside zone. He can be a power guy on the veer, and he can be a speed guy in the speed option.”

Berg has scored at least one touchdown in every game this season. He will try to keep that streak going on Friday when Andrean hosts Jimtown in the regional championship game.

His usage in any given game depends on what the opposing defense throws at the 59ers, and Mason said Berg knows what to do when his number is called. Berg rushed for 184 yards and two scores in a win over Hobart and had 103 yards and three scores against Lowell.

“We game plan around what we see on film and what we believe we can do offensively,” Mason said. “We don’t always know who’s going to be the hot hand. He’s accepted that very well.

“He knows he may only get it a few times and he needs to make the most out of it every time he gets it.”

Berg knows to be ready whenever he is called on to make a play.

“We have a lot of weapons and get the ball around,” he said. “It doesn’t matter who gets the ball. I’m always ready for that run I’m going to break.”

Mason said Berg’s ability to fit into so many different facets of the offense is what makes him so dangerous and a valuable asset.

“We are able to move him around in the backfield and do different things and go vertical,” he said. “Being able to adjust to all those different things makes him a dominant running back.”

After posting back-to-back seasons of more than 800 yards rushing, Mason sees big things for Berg for the rest of this season and next year as well.

“He’s such a threat back there,” he said. “He’s got tremendous things in front of him. He’s a very dynamic tailback.”

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