North LA Spring Football
Author: Lacy Camp
The past week has been a rainy, football filled week in North Louisiana.
When Friday made its appearance on everybody’s calendars, so did spring football.
Here is a quick run down of spring games.
Friday, the Homer Pelicans played the Grambling Kittens. The game was full of running plays, a few good hits and three interceptions. The only score in the game came from a 15-yard pitch out play, down the left side, conducted by Grambling.
Other Friday games consisted of Byrd playing North Desoto at Lee Hedges, Calvary playing an inter-squad game and Neville having their own inter-squad game.
After an hour-long rain delay, Neville concluded their spring practice with a Black & Gold game, which consisted four, 10-minute quarters.
Despite the wet conditions, Neville’s coach Mickey McCarty was pleased with his team’s ability to battle through it.
“We still have work to do at every position,” McCarty said. “Our guys responded well to everything we asked them to do.”
Saturday, Lee Hedges was filled with football fans as the crowd watched the Captain Shreve Gators play the Haynesville Golden Tornado.
The Gators began the scrimmage with a pair of touchdowns – a 15-yard run and a 60-yard pass.
Despite the two scores, Haynesville made big hits on the defensive side of the ball and showcased a Trent Franklin touchdown pass.
In Monday’s game action, the First Baptist of Bossier Freedom Fields played host to the Airline Vikings and North Webster Knights game.
The game between the Vikings and Knights consisted of 15 plays for first string, 10 plays for second string and 5 plays for third string.
The Vikings’ starting QB Noah Hildebrand fired off many passes during the game, some resulting in touchdowns.
It was not until the ball was handed off to Shun’Cee Thomas when Airline got the first touchdown of the game.
The game consisted of hard hitting and good offensive plays from both teams.
Tuesday’s game between Evangel and Peabody wrapped up the spring football games.
Throughout the game, Evangel and Peabody battled it out on both sides of the ball and gave football fans more eagerness for the 2015 season.
You can see each of these teams play in their pre-season scrimmages starting in August.