The Bradwell Institute Tigers had their Blue vs. Gold scrimmage Saturday at Lewis Frasier Middle School’s Freedom Field.
According to Tiger head football coach Greg Hill, the offense showed speed, agility and vast improvement from last season.
He said all three quarterbacks — Darryll Johnson, Quin McMassey and Vincent Gilbert — managed to get reps in the scrimmage.
“I saw some good things out of Darryll Johnson and Quin McMassey in terms of making good decisions,” Hill said. “Both led the offense down the field for touchdowns. I felt we threw the ball well and for some big gains.”
Hill said the quarterback competition for the starting spot is fierce between Johnson and McMassey.
The coach that added Gilbert led the third-team offense and played well.
Veteran Imari Hurte, who will return, was the leading receiver, while Kevin Harris and CJ Nelson led the running game.
Last season, Harris was the second leading rusher behind Luther Echols, who graduates this week. Last year, Harris posted 413 yards on 84 carries, with one 100-plus yard game.
Hill added that his defense was quick to close the offense.
“It was good to see the defense respond and put together some stops after the offense was having success early on during the scrimmage,” he said.
The coach said there were a few things he knows need remedies as the team prepares for summer conditioning.
“I felt the ball was on the ground a whole lot more than what you like to see, so ball security is something that we need to continue to harp on,” he said.