A pair of solid juniors are a big reason that Monticello (Ark.) High is 7-3 and in the state playoffs.
Offensive lineman Seth Oxner figures to be one of the top prospects at his position in the natural state for the Class of 2007. According to Monticello head coach Van Paschal, Oxner played some center this year, but he doesn't feel that that's where he'll end up at the next level.
"He loves (football)," Paschal said. "He works hard."
Another prospect that is sure to get some attention is athete Michael Green. Paschal has used the 5-foot-9, 175-pounder at running back, cornerback, wide receiver and to return kicks this year. Green has been timed as fast as 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
Monticello opens the state playoffs Friday night against Wynn.