Two weeks of spring practice can’t shake off six months of rust, but it’s a good start.
Richmond Hill wrapped up its two weeks of spring practice with a “Black & Gold” scrimmage game Friday evening.
“I was pleased with how spring ball went this year,” Coach Matt LeZotte said. “It was a sloppy game, but we had a lot of guys playing in front of a large crowd for the first time. All of the mistakes that we made are fixable and we look forward to making these adjustments during the summer.”
LeZotte said he was pleased with the performances of Aaron Bedgood on offense and Kywann Green on defense, as well as Kasey Greene’s time at quarterback.
Georgia High School Association rules allow for 10 days of spring practice between Feb. 1 and the end of the school year. If a school chooses not to have spring ball, it can hold an additional pre-season scrimmage in the fall.
LeZotte said spring practice is a good time to work on fundamentals and teach younger players the basic offensive and defensive plays, then fine-tune things over the summer during 7-on-7 games.
This year’s Richmond Hill scrimmage also featured two “guest coaches,” former Wildcats Nick Fitzgerald and Ronnie Harris.
“It was a privilege to have them present,” LeZotte said of Fitzgerald, the Mississippi State quarterback, and Harris, a Charleston Southern running back. “It was not only great for our guys to see them, but it was fantastic that they were able to interact with them throughout the season. I look forward to having those guys come around often.”