The Bradwell Tigers football team went 2-1 at its first passing league scrimmage June 17 at Duval Henderson Park in Richmond Hill.
Tiger football coach Jim Walsh said the scrimmages gave him some ideas about who might replace last year’s quarterback, Wilson Brown, who graduated.
"In terms of our quarterback situation, (Jordan) Mooney would probably be the front runner with (Tony) Britton (Kevin) Robles-Eaves and (David) Miller still in the picture," Walsh said.
He admitted, however, that Mooney struggled at the Tigers’ first camp despite going 2-1.
"When he threw a good ball, it was a good ball, and he threw a bad one, it was bad," The coach said. "There was no in-between. But a lot of these teams have been throwing all summer and we came together one night before we went to camp and tried a few things. With that being said I thought we did pretty well and I told the kids that."
Walsh also said he was impressed with his wide receivers, who were able to get open and make the catches.
Defensively, he said, they played solid. Walsh said coach DeAndre Davis recruited John Silva, James Seay and Marvin Wills to the defensive side and they added immediate depth, grabbing nine interceptions in their three passing scrimmages.
"They are definitely going to be in the thick of things this season," the head coach said.
Walsh reported they’ve had roughly 90 athletes show up to summer conditioning on a consistent basis. He said gaining speed, strength and power will benefit the veterans and develop the rookies.
"We are probably taking them through some of the hardest workouts. There is no downtime," he said. "And we are dealing with the heat just like everybody else, so sometimes we have to juggle our schedule around, but overall I am pleased with the kids’ work ethics."
The Tigers will attend another passing league camp at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at Duval Henderson Park in Richmond Hill.