Spring practice going well

Published 8:57 pm Friday, May 13, 2011

Bainbridge High School Bearcats spring football practice sessions continue to go well.

That was the evaluation given Friday morning by Bearcats head coach Ed Pilcher as he looked forward to wrapping up spring practice this coming Wednesday.

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The Bearcats work out after school each day. Practice sessions start around 4 p.m.

“We have about 80 players out and they all working hard,” coach Pilcher said.

“Our three players who were competing in the State Class AAAA Track Meet last week, rising senior running back Aaron Hall, rising junior wide receiver and defensive back A.J. Miller and rising senior defensive back Rhyan Edwards, are all back and working hard.”

“Hall has been slowed some by a hamstring strain,” Pilcher said. “I am pleased with the pace of our practice sessions. They are getting faster and more intense every day.”

Pilcher said returning rising senior starting quarterback Steven Bench is throwing the ball well. Bench’s backup us senior Quincy Fortson, who played wide receiver and defensive end last season. Rising sophomore quarterback Preston Norris, who has a quick scrambling ability like Bench, is coming back from a hand injury he suffered near the end of the JV season last year.

Tim Shaw, a rising junior offensive and defensive lineman, who moved here from Deleware, is expected to be a contributor this season.

“We have a lot of dedicated players who work hard in the weight room every day to get stronger,” Pilcher said.

The Bearcats will conclude their 10 days of spring practice on Wednesday with a workout on their school practice field.

“I’m not sure if we will have a game-type scrimmage or not Wednesday,” Coach Pilcher said. “We will have to just wait and see.”

When on-field practice sessions are over, the Bearcats will return to workouts in the weight room. Fall practice will resume in August, then it will be time for the 2011 season to start on August 26, when the Bearcats will host Early County at home.

Joe Crine can be reached by e-mail at joe.crine@thepostsearchlight.com, or by telephone at (229) 246-2827, Ext. 116.