Fall Practice #6
Following Thursday afternoon’s practice (1:30-4 p.m.) and another multiple-workout on Friday, head coach Chris Hatcher plans on giving the team Saturday and Sunday off.
During the 11-on-11 segment to wrap up the morning practice the offense had some bright spots, including: Adam Urbano (Calhoun/Calhoun) breaking off an impressive run and Lee Chapple (Norcross/Greater Atlanta Christian) connecting with Marcus Russ (
Derek Heyden (Atlanta/Marist) caught a deflected pass for an interception. Matt Rucker (Lilburn/Parkview) recovered a fumble. Dion Dubose (Dacula/Norcross) recorded a pair of sacks and Dakota Walker (Mays Landing, N.J./Oakcrest) also registered a QB sack.
The offense bounced back during the afternoon session. Kyle Collins (Atlanta/Lovett) connected with Jarrell Crawford (Hinesville/Bradwell Institute/GMC) on a TD pass covering nearly 50 yards... Antonio Henton (Fort Valley/Peach County) hit Terence Hall (
“I thought we had a good day today all in all. This morning the defense really looked good, then this afternoon the offense had their moments where they looked good. I am real pleased with the young players defensively... Derek Heyden, A.J. McCray (St. Marys/Camden County) and J.B Shippy (Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney) have really stood out here in the early going along with Oliver Davis (Acworth/North Cobb),” said Hatcher. “Then offensively a lot of the freshmen have been playing well... Samair Baker (
RECORD HEAT WEDNESDAY: Temperatures in Statesboro were reported to be the hottest so far in 2008, topping 100 degrees. Head coach Chris Hatcher noted the hard work put in this summer by the players has helped early in fall camp.
“The big thing is I don’t think it’s very difficult to get people physically tough. You come out here and mash on one another, but that doesn’t do a whole lot of good for you. If you are mentally tough the physical toughness comes with that,” said Hatcher. “Our guys have been holding up to the heat luckily, we’ve been very fortunate. They’ve worked out hard this summer. Coach (David) Jenkerson and our strength staff has done a great job getting these guys ready to come in here and perform during camp. It was a really good summer workout for us.”
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- Category: Football
- Published on Wednesday, 06 August 2008 00:09