Littleton, Bearcats look to bring intensity to Pelham scrimmage

Published 8:29 pm Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bearcats coach Jeff Littleton said he saw excitement from his players during last week’s practice against Cairo. 

He expects them to bring even more excitement and intensity to the scrimmage game against Pelham Friday.

Littleton said the momentum should carry over every week throughout the season as the Bearcat work through their new region schedule.

“We’re going to have to be disciplined, execute assignments and make sure we’re playing with intensity and with some excitement,” Littleton said. “Let’s hope it gets better each week.”

The Hornets run a wing-based offense, utilizing their speed on the perimeters to try and force their opponents to the sidelines while they run the ball up the middle.

Littleton said the big players The Bearcats would need to keep an eye on are running back Desmond Parker, who Littleton called, “fast and elusive,” fullback Demonte Franklin and quarterback Clarence Almond. All three are seniors.

“Offensively, we’re going to have to execute our assignments and run our feet through our blocks,” Littleton said.

The Bearcats were able to get a feel for how their offense would run last week while playing the Syrupmakers, with junior Elijah Tyler at quarterback and senior Tramaine McCray in the starting running back position.

The Bearcats kick off against Pelham Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Field. The first three quarters will be played by varsity teams, followed by a final quarter played by the JV and freshman teams.

“We hope to see a big crowd out to support the kids,” Littleton said.