Local football teams finish spring drills
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 1:00 AM
Are you ready for some football?
Well, there will be plenty of action this week. Local prep football teams have been working out in spring training drills for the past few weeks and will get some playing time this week.
On Thursday night, Neshoba Central takes on Noxubee County at the jamboree at East Mississippi Community College. Then on Friday, Philadelphia visits Quitman while Choctaw Central competes in the Sebastopol jamboree.
Finding a quarterback has been the mission for the Neshoba Central Rockets this spring, and Coach Chuck Friend says he has four good candidates includes Kayante McCarty, Damien Seales, Taylor Irby and Quil Hickman.
"We have had a good spring," Coach Friend said. "It has been muddy but I like what we have gotten done."
Kickoff for the Thursday night game with the Tigers will be 7 p.m.
The Tornadoes of Philadelphia have been without some of their main cast starters for most of the spring because they were involved in baseball. Coach Teddy Dyess said this turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
"Our biggest concern coming into the spring was the need for quality depth," Coach Dyess said. "We were able to spend a lot of time with our younger kids because the starters weren't there, and we had several to step up."
Coach Dyess said developing a backup quarterback was a must, and it appears Sherman Bufkin has stepped into that role.
"He hadn't played football since junior high," Dyess said. "He has been one of our basketball players and came out this spring. He has done well."
The Tornadoes will kick off against Quitman at 7 p.m.