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© February, 2003
Using The Spread Offense In High School

by Joel Beard
Head Football Coach, Southwestern High School, Hazel Green, Wis.

WE ARE THE smallest school in our conference with an enrollment of about 228 students. Our league is full of teams that play smash-mouth football and that have players who are physically much bigger than our players.

When I took over the head coaching job, I looked for something that would give us an advantage offensively. I decided to go with a shotgun attack from a spread formation and throw the ball.

Our offense uses the shotgun formation about 90 percent of the time.

Advantages Of The Shotgun
The shotgun offense creates numerous advantages for our offense, such as:
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