Fans are already starting to look forward to August 29 after getting a taste of football at Saturday’s spring football game. The game was dominated by the defense, but this is not surprising considering there are not near as many veterans on the offensive side of the ball. The two hand touch rule also played to the defense’s advantage.

After a shaky start, Josh Woodrum looked solid. He made a lot of great throws, especially downfield. A couple of his passes were good but not hauled in. Though Javan Shashaty and Cory Benedetto combined at 6 of 8 passing, they have not been reliably accurate throughout spring practice. Their play yesterday was a good sign though. 
The running backs were hurt most by the two hand touch rule, but Desmond Rice looked very promising. He has good size and agility, but was only able to gain six yards. No one else carried the ball for positive yards. The offense totaled for an embarrassing -38 yards on the ground.
Gabe Henderson and Darrin Peterson led the way receiving and seemed to be in sync with Woodrum. They accounted for most of the team’s offense. Dante Shells received the offensive most improved award, but didn’t make his presence felt in the game.
The defensive line was most impressive during the game. They shut down the ground attack and also had a deflection which led to the game’s only turnover. Jibrille Fewell and Dominique Davis played particularly well, but the entire line put pressure on the offense during the game. Davis led the team in sacks after receiving the defensive most improved award.
The graduating seniors were honored at the halfway point of the game with the presentation of their jerseys. Much deserving, Brent Vinson was named the Luke 2:52 award winner.
The Flames have two more practices (Tuesday and Thursday) before wrapping up spring football.