Electric MacArthur having fun, making big plays despite 1-5 start

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MacArthur quarterback Amir Brummett is one of several Generals who have shown the ability to score from anywhere on the field this season. MacArthur quarterback Amir Brummett is one of several Generals who have shown the ability to score from anywhere on the field this season.

DECATUR -- For a handful of moments each game, 1-5 MacArthur doesn't seem like a five-loss team. It might be an Amir Brummett pass, an Armon Brummett catch, a big hit from Luke Roberts, a kick return from Izaiha Johnson or any number of big plays from multipurpose threat Ray Neal, Jr. In such moments, the Generals flash their potential, even if the final score is lopsided in the opponent's direction.

With a young roster that features just eight seniors, MacArthur has struggled at times this season. But head coach Derek Spates' team is coming off a recent blowout win over cellar dweller Lincoln, and the Generals can now enjoy a manageable home stretch of Southeast, Glenwood and Lanphier after starting the year with a gauntlet including Eisenhower, Sacred Heart Griffin and Rochester. In fact, MacArthur's final three opponents (Southeast, Glenwood, Lanphier) have a combined record of 6-12, meaning they should be in the hunt for another win, two or three.

To hear from head coach Derek Spates about the unique challenges of having a lineup full of playmakers, click the video.

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