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‘Cats Johnson, Odem emerge in rained-out spring game

Published 11:09am Monday, May 20, 2013

While Benjamin Russell’s spirng football activities met an unexpectedly quick end, the end seemed to be on a high note.
BRHS’ Maroon vs. White intra-squad game ended in a 7-7 tie as the game was called late in the second quarter due to expected severe weather.
Despite the abbreviated action, the Wildcats may have found some playmakers at the wideout position.
The first drive was like clockwork, as Bryant Horn and Ellis Holloway led the team down the field with consistent gains rushing.
With the run established, junior Qua Johnson blew the top off the defense, beating two defenders and making a juggling one-handed grab from Horn that put the first points on the board.
Johnson had two catches on the night.
In the second quarter, the White team scored when receiver Marquis Odem got behind the defense, walking in for an easy score.
BRHS head football coach Danny Horn was impressed with the receivers’ output.
“The receivers hadn’t done a good job of catching the ball in practice but tonight, they caught every ball that they could, so that’s a plus” Horn said. “Q(ua) is a good athlete, he just need to get some reps.”
Overall, Horn said he felt the team came away with some mixed results.
“We gave up two sacks in the red zone, and we can’t have that,” he said. “Overall, this wasn’t the worst spring we’ve had, but it wasn’t the best either. We’ve got things to work on during the summer, and we’ll get them worked out. In the end, I feel good about the team heading into the fall.”