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Last year was record-setting season at Waynesville High School under new head coach Brandon Philpot. The offense scored 45 points or more on six different occasions on the way to a 8-3 finish and a post-season berth.
At the center of the offensive explosion was junior quarterback Luke Creditt, who completed 147 of 241 (60.9 percent) of his passes for 2,475 yards and 31 TD's. The first-year starter also added 922 yards on 196 carries and nine more scores on the ground. For his efforts, Creditt was recognized as a First-Team All-League and Second-Team All-District member.
“What stands out about my performance last season was moving into a new system with no varsity experience and still having the level of success that I did. Also, the numbers that we put up were impressive,” Creditt claimed. “We rewrote much of the WHS record book.”
At 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, the Spartans’ signal caller has the size and athleticism to play at the next level. Though he hasn’t received any offers, several colleges have expressed interest.
After spending his freshman season at Clinton-Massie, Creditt moved to Tennessee as sophomore before settling in at Waynesville for his junior season. Three schools in three years is tough on any teenager and for him it was no different.
“It wasn't a pleasant experience for me, but now I'm in a good situation where I'm growing as a person and player,” the senior-to-be said. “From my experiences, I have gained a unique view and a confidence in who I am and my abilities as a football and basketball player that I otherwise wouldn't have. God is still shaping and orchestrating so I believe it is all working out.”
Creditt has found a home at Waynesville on and off the football field.
“Coach Philpot's system utilizes both my passing threat and my running threat. It gives me reads to make as well as room to improvise,” he said. “The system suits me very well and it is fun to play in.”
In addition to his success on the football field, Creditt averaged 17 points per game for the Spartans’ basketball team. He credits his father for impacting him the most as an athlete.
“He has been my receiver in the yard and has played ball with me in the drive for as long as I can remember,” Creditt said. “He has played with me and taught me so much that without him I wouldn't be the same player that I am now.”
Looking ahead to his senior campaign Creditt realizes that there is plenty of work to do to take his game to another level and to lead the Spartans on a post-season run.
“I believe that just being a little bit sharper will help me as well as having the experience from last year will allow me to hit the ground running this year,” he claimed. “I'm working hard and will be all summer and throughout next season.”
FINAL TAKE: Creditt was overlooked in Region 16 last year by many due to the success that Maty Mauk (Kenton) and Dakota Dartis (North College Hill) enjoyed a year ago. However, don’t expect the same mistake to be made twice. Creditt has the tools necessary to excel at this level, now it is up to him to prove he can build upon them. Assuming he stays healthy there’s no reason not to expect even bigger things for the Spartans quarterback in 2011.
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