Holton Ahlers takes command of offense
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Holton Ahlers takes command of offense

Pirates' hometown freshman benefits from his first start through bye week

Photo: Holton Ahlers was a recruiting coup for ECU

By Tom Shanahan, Correspondent

GREENVILLE -- Holton Ahlers delved deep into the playbook during the bye week then practiced Tuesday in preparation for Memphis. East Carolina coach Scottie Montgomery likes what he has seen.

“We had a good day at quarterback,” he said of the true freshman Q.B. making his second start. “This was his best practice of the year.

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