CRESTVIEW —The 2016 numbers speak of the most prolific aerial attack in Crestview history.
Andrew Adkins hauled in a team-high 60 receptions for 1,173 yards and 15 touchdowns. Yohundra Frederick had 17 receptions for 445 yards and eight scores. Keenan Redd added 24 catches for 351 yards and seven touchdowns.
All this came off the right arm of Rusty Moorer, who rewrote the Bulldogs record books last year with 3,089 passing yards and 45 touchdowns.
The bad news? All four graduated.
The good news? Returning is Keon Voisin, who hauled in 53 receptions for 791 yards and nine touchdowns.
Voisin, standing a lean 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, isn't worried about a future where senior Rod Bouchard or junior Jack Corbin steps in under center.
Voisin's fast. He runs crisp routes. His hands are steel traps. His timing on jumps is impeccable.
With or without Moorer, Voisin is a playmaker. And he was a shoo-in for this year's Dandy Dozen team.
"With Rusty gone, it affects us as a team. But him being gone won't affect me personally in being successful," said Voisin, who starts alongside brother's Devin and Jaden. "As long as we have that quarterback that can put the ball where it needs to be, we'll be fine. I'll be fine."
Translation: Opportunity abounds for Voisin, who won't somehow magically fill that void but should at the very least eclipse last year's all-state campaign.
"I just don't want to get too cocky," he said. "I don't want to let last year's success affect us this year."
A recap of last year's success ...
Crestview clinched a district title with a 27-21 win at home over Niceville, which could do little as Voisin hauled in a 77-yard touchdown reception as part of four receptions for 112 yards
The Sweet 16 Bulldogs also finished 10-2 and routed Middleburg 35-0 for its first playoff win since 2002.
"We have the potential to be just as good if not better," Voisin said. "It's just about everyone doing what's best for the team. I'll make sure to keep my teammates up, be there for them and support them."
Continue to put up numbers like this and Voisin will have his pick of colleges.
"There's been some colleges that have been recruiting me, but it's still early and I'm just waiting," said Voisin, who sat down with us recently to talk team goals and his love for chicken and waffles and "Last Chance U."
Who’s the best player on your team other than yourself?
Best player? I wouldn't say there's a best player. Hmmm ... If anyone I'd say (running back) Jay Stanton is up there because he works hard and he's dedicated and he's a good teammate.
Who's the most underrated player on your team ready to break out?
Our quarterback's twin, Milton Bouchard. He doesn't get as much credit as he should. He's a possession receiver for us and he can do a lot. He adds that extra element to our passing game.
What’s the team’s ceiling this year?
State championship. We have heart. I'm going to say this and it may sound controversial, but we have more heart than we did last year and a lot of senior leadership.
What’s the team’s basement?
Falling apart as a team and losing in the playoffs.
Are you a trash talker on the field?
I let my game speak for itself unless someone makes me mad.
Who’s your team’s biggest rival?
Niceville. It's always been Niceville.
Rainy day, time to binge on some movies or TV. What are you watching?
Probably "Last Chance U."
What’s your favorite home-cooked meal?
Chicken and waffles from my step mom. It's homemade.
What’s the most exciting play in football?
Just being on the field with my friends competing.
Compare your game to a current star in college or the NFL?
I mean, there's not really anyone I compare myself too. I just want to play my own game.
You win the lottery. What’s the first thing you buy?
I have no idea. I'd probably ask my parents what they do. Nothing extravagant.
What’s the best part about being a Crestview Bulldog?
Just being with my friends and family and competing. School, family, coaches ... just the whole experience.