BRHS sharp at Samford: Wildcats go 6-1 during 7-on-7 scrimmagesPublished 11:55am Thursday, July 11, 2013
The Benjamin Russell Wildcats have plenty to smile about after their 7-on-7 scrimmage performance at Samford University.
The Wildcats’ passing attack was on the mark for much of the afternoon, as the team went 6-1 during their scrimmages.
Benjamin Russell’s lone setback came against Central-Carroll (Ga.).
“I thought we played well,” said BRHS head football coach Danny Horn. “Our guys threw well, and I felt like we accomplished some stuff. Our young players got some good playing time, as well. Overall, I was pleased.”
Wildcats quarterback Bryant Horn was precise with his passing for much of the day as many of the BRHS receivers hauled in catches, according to Horn.
“Bryant only made one bad throw from what I saw,” Horn said. “Our receivers caught the ball well all day, and I was pleased with how they played.”
On the defensive side, Eric Varner turned some heads for the Wildcats at one of the cornerback positions.
“He got a thigh bruise in the third game, but he played through it,” Horn said. “I thought he played well.”
While speedy receiving threat Marquis Odem was unable to participate, many of the Wildcats’ pass-catchers were able to step up. Additionally, the backups also performed well, Horn said.
“Everybody caught several balls,” Horn said. “I felt (backup quarterback) Sean Rape threw the ball fairly well.”
Even though Horn said the team had many positives on the day, the scrimmages showed some things that the Wildcats needed to work on.
Most of those fixes needed to be made in a youthful secondary, as it was unable to capitalize on turnover opportunities.
“As far as the secondary goes, we need to work on breaking to the ball,” Horn said. “We missed a lot of interceptions. Our receivers also missed a couple of balls. They tried to run with the ball before they caught it. We need to work on our route running as well. These are minor things, but we need to get them worked out.”
Typically, Benjamin Russell has two 7-on-7 scrimmage sessions per summer, but as of press time it is unknown when the Wildcats will take the field next.
“We had one scheduled in Childersburg, but it fell through,” Horn said. “We may have to get a couple of teams to come to Alexander City, but we’ll try and get one in.”