Bearcats offense picks up pace

Published 2:43 pm Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Bainbridge High School Bearcats offense has performed a lot better the last few days of spring football practice, coaches said.

That was the feeling expressed by Bearcats head coach Ed Pilcher Tuesday morning, as he and his staff prepared to get the team ready for their Thursday spring-practice-ending controlled scrimmage on their practice field.

“We are working with five running backs and they are all running hard and well,” Pilcher said. “Senior starters Terry Lewis and Damian Bouie have been getting it done all spring.

“We also have three young running backs — junior Aaron Calloway, sophomore Tremain McCray and sophomore Isaiah Brown — who are running extremely well.”

Pilcher said one of the key defensive players is slightly injured, but should be okay for summer workouts.

“Defensively we have had to hold out senior linebacker Marshall Mack with a slight injury,” he said. “He and fellow senior linebackers B.J. Cheatem and Jamez Harris have had strong springs.”

Pilcher said junior quarterback Preston Norris and senior quarterback Cameron McDowell have both played well, but Norris is currently slowed by an injury.

“Our quarterbacks have done some good things this spring,” Pilcher said. “We are also working Hayden Guy, a young sophomore, there.

“Overall we have had a good spring. We missed one day due to rain and we have not had many extremely hot days.”