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Bradwell honing skills for first scrimmage
BI Scrimmage
Kicker Joey Lliso has the strength to send the ball deep down the field. Kicking coach Greg Cooke said the returning senior has improved since last year. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
Olvey field comes alive with tiger football next Friday as the Bradwell team prepares to scrimmage against McIntosh County Academy.
The Tigers also face McIntosh in their regular season opener on Aug. 31.
With the partly cloudy skies and the lowered heat index this week, the pads and helmets came on for the Tiger squad. This provided the coaches with a better opportunity to size up their players abilities and stamina.
Warming up their throwing arms were senior quarterback Josh Magaw and his possible backup, junior Trivon Williams.
Head coach Jim Walsh said more than likely Magaw would be the starter, but the competition is ongoing and the better arm will eventually be the more prominent player.
Walsh began to test his offensive linemen with hitting drills and a walk through of their plays to ensure his line knew where they needed to be for each offensive play called.
The Tigers run a Wing-T offense and the proper blocking and misdirection schemes are essential to moving the ball and scoring.
For the kicking team, Joey Lliso was easily sending the ball 30 yards or more across the field. Kicking coach Greg Cooke said the Lliso has steadily improved since last year and the team would rely on his leg for this season as their place kicker.
The match up against McIntosh will start at 7 p.m. on Aug. 24.
In other football news, the Panthers will also scrimmage at Olvey while they await the completion of their stadium.
The Panthers are set to play against Westminster at 5 p.m. this Saturday.
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