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Bradwell names likely QB
Senior Josh Magaw looks to take control of the Tigers this year. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
Bradwell’s Tigers met early Saturday morning for a full pad, gear and helmet workout.
Beating the midday heat and having a little luck from Mother Nature, the Tigers were able to get in a full practice under a partly cloudy sky, keeping the heat index within a safe range. Triple digit heat indexes during the past week have limited practices at Bradwell and Liberty High.
Full gear also meant full contact as the defensive line and backs and the offensive line went full throttle. The sounds of crashing helmets permeated the field. Football is finally here.
Head coach Jim Walsh worked closely with his offense, practicing timing patterns, and getting a better look at the quarterbacks preparing to take the helm.
“It’s beginning to look like Josh Magaw will be our starter,” Walsh said. “We lost Wilson Brown this year to an ACL injury and Magaw has stepped up and knows the game and is versatile in several positions,” he said.
Magaw is a senior and, in addition to possibly being the starting quarterback, he is the team’s punter and plays on the defense as needed. During the morning scrimmage Magaw made a last minute, touchdown-saving tackle to end practice.
Magaw said he preferred playing offense because it requires more technique, timing and skills.
Defensively, the Tigers have nine returning players with a wealth of game experience. Defensive coordinator Jeff Miller said the nine players might play in different positions than they did last year but having game experience was still an advantage.
Walsh said their first four games are against tough competitors. They start the season with an away game on Aug. 31, against Glynn Academy and then face Griffin, Coffee and Beach at home.
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