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HBHS heading to Sylacauga for 7-on-7s

Published 10:26am Thursday, July 18, 2013

When Horseshoe Bend travels to Sylacauga for some 7-on-7 action, getting out of the blocks early will be a priority.
In the Generals’ last summer scrimmage action at Dadeville, a slow start to the day led to a less than stellar first half of the outing.
However, head coach Jason Franklin’s squad started to right the ship as the day wore on, as new signal-caller Major Abernathy began to find a rhythm.
Jackson Sexton and Braxton Pitts were bright spots defensively, with Sexton picking off two passes.
In the upcoming scrimmages, Franklin said he hopes to see more of the team he saw in the second half of the Dadeville 7-on-7 tournament.
“There’s no doubt that I want the team to come out fast,” Franklin said. “A fast start would set the tone for the day.”
The Generals’ opponents include host team Sylacauga and B.B. Comer, among others.
Franklin said he’s looking for improvement at every position on the team.
“We’ve got to cover better, and we have to run physical routes,” he said. “It’s a overall thing. I’m not looking for improvement from one specific area. We want to get better from top to bottom. That’s why we do these drills.”
Franklin said no position has been locked up. He added now is the time for the Generals’ players to show they belong on the field with a significant role on offense or defense.
“There are no starters,” Franklin said. “We’re in the competition area now. I’m looking for some players to separate themselves from the pack.”
The opening snap is scheduled for 4 p.m. this coming Tuesday at Sylacauga High School.