This was a controlled scrimmage and the teams went into their regular practice sessions at Page, working on team drills before they broke up into Varsity and JV groups and at that stage of the practice they did 7 on 7 passing competition, with the passing game being the point of emphasis…
Passing, passing, passing and more passing and defense to go with it and then the teams switched it up and did the same type of approach, but this time they started doing 7 on 7 running games with both running the ball, running the ball and running the ball some more…
QB’s on the spot were Will Jones(#15) for Page and Jaren Rainey(#5) for Southwest Guilford and both of the young signal-callers had good efforts back there in the guns and not under center….Nobody seems to be under center these days….Page showed good running series and they also proved that the could pass the ball against the SWG defense….
Both teams have All-State nominees at wide receiver with the Page Pirates #14 Diondre Overton, who used to just be a basketball player, but now he is one of the top football players in the USA…Overton pretty much now goes by ‘Dre and he not only plays WR, he also plays DB at times on defense…Jeremiah Brown, #8 for Southwest Guilford was the other receiver on the field and he is also an All-State nominee and he can get the job done….
SWG has another receiver, #7 and I think his name is Mantriel Reeves and that kid plays both offense and defense and that kid has a motor that never stops….Page has some pretty defenders too with Jeremy level being a top-level DB, while SWG has two very large players up front on the defensive line and they are tackles and both are in the 280-300 pound range and for both Page and SWG, wit exception of those two big SWG men on the line, the Cowboys and the Pirates are not all that big….Could be bigger, there is no doubt about that….
Page has Javon Leake and Micah at RB and both have quality Varsity experience from the work they did back there last year for Page…Up front Page has Will Hardin(LG), Nick Mackovic(C) and James Ellis(TE) among others to lead the blocking for the backs, Jones and Overton….We will see and know more about the Page players after tomorrow’s?Friday’s scrimmage at Dudley….
Lots of good people over there watching today including Coach Randy Norris, Coach Doak, Ken Mackovic, Lindley Ivey, Jalen Gavin, Rusty Lee was in there somewhere, Coach Hardin, who is headed to Cooperstown, N.Y. for a baseball tournament on Friday…Good to see Coach Weeks, Coach Gillespie, John Spain and Coach Rainey out there today as well…*****The Smith family was also there today….*****