Posted: 1:35 pm Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

QB Josh Carr leaves Glades Day, enrolls at Royal Palm Beach 

By Jeff Greer

Glades Day coach Eric Pitts started fall practice with some disappointment — his starting quarterback was gone.

Josh Carr, a sophomore quarterback, left Glades Day this summer and enrolled at Royal Palm Beach. He played in Glades Day’s spring game and started all last season as the Gators’ signal caller. His move surprised Pitts, who’s transitioning from defensive coordinator to head coach in the wake of long-time coach Pete Walker’s departure to coach his alma mater Clewiston.

Carr was 52 of 102 for 991 yards over the 2012 season, with 10 touchdown passes against five interceptions. He only averaged about nine passes a game in an offense built around All-American running back Kelvin Taylor, who graduated after the season. Pitts planned to open up his team’s offense a bit more without Taylor on the roster, but Carr’s departure will push Glades Day into a run-heavy strategy until a new quarterback is developed.

Before transferring to Glades Day, Carr was one of the quarterbacks at Pahokee, where he completed 11 of 39 passes for 109 yards but threw six interceptions in a tumultuous 2011 season. He started his high school football career at American Heritage.

Carr’s addition at Royal Palm Beach pushes Jimmy Moreland, a converted wide receiver. Three days into practice, sources say the battle to be starting quarterback is wide open.