Many coaches ask me "why do you want to run a offense that devotes nearly 100% of its time and commitment in throwing the football", my answer is....... MOST high school athletes cant cover one on one. By going five wide you force teams to cover one on one thus being in my opinion the best formation to create match ups and space to throw the football. The passing game is one of the most under coached facets of high school football reason being every coach from the time they started has heard the saying "you HAVE TO run the football". Although this philosophy has won many football games and championships there are other ways to effectively move the football. Most high school offenses are based on there run game, in turn most if not all defenses are made to stop the run first THEN cover the pass (maybe), so why not expose that ?
Another argument or statement I hear coaches ask is "What if I don't have kids who can catch and throw ?". There isn't one skill set your naturally born with, its all developed. What if you don't have 5 or 6 kids that can block ? well you coach them the skills that are needed to accomplish that skill set, same goes with throwing and catching the football. Many kids when they first discover the game of football they pick the football up and play catch with there friends, so this skill is developed at a very young age. Athletes are very willing to develop this skill set because they enjoy this facet of the game of football and can increase this skill set year round in the gym.
Plus throwing the football is fun and exciting......."Fun Football leads to optimistic Football that proceeds into positive Football that gives birth to winning Football"~ Glenn "Tiger" Ellison