Pilcher likes Cats’ pace

Published 5:41 pm Friday, May 20, 2011

RISING JUNIOR RUNNING BACK Terry Lewis begins a long run for a touchdown during an intrasquad scrimmage on the last day of Bainbridge High School’s spring football practice on Wednesday. | Brennan Leathers

Bainbridge High School Bearcats head football coach Ed Pilcher likes the pace his team’s spring practice sessions took this year.

“The pace of practice has been quick, and that is good,” Coach Pilcher said.

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The Bearcats’ 10 days of spring practice ended Wednesday with a scrimmage on their campus practice field.

“Two young receivers, rising juniors A.J. Miller and Octavious Breedlove, have been doing a good job catching the ball in practice and returning rising senior starting quarterback Steven Bench has thrown and run the offense well,” Coach Pilcher said.

Pilcher also mentioned the play of rising sophomore quarterback Preston Norris, who has healed up from a bad finger injury last fall and may fill in for Bench if needed.

Rising junior running back Terry Lewis broke some long runs in Wednesday’s scrimmage, including one for a touchdown. Rising senior running back Aaron Hall was slowed by a pulled hamstring during the spring and will aim to re-condition during summer workouts.

“Our running backs are running hard, but we are having a little problem with fumbling that we need to work out,” Coach Pilcher said. “Rising sophomore running back Aaron Calloway also ran the ball well.”

Coach Pilcher said some of his players will be attending individual position camps this summer, as well as working out in the weight room.

“I also hope we will be able to attend a Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp. We have previously attended one in Americus.”

The 2011 season begins Friday, Aug. 26, when the Bearcats take on Early County at home.

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