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May 13, 2014

Central moves spring football game to Friday


Thomas County Central has advanced its spring football game four days to Friday night at 5 p.m., Jackets coach Bill Shaver told the Times-Enterprise on Tuesday.

Shaver said the move, which was made in conjunction with his staff on Tuesday morning, was necessary given the heavy amount of academic testing Central will endure next week, such as EOCT, AP and other final exams.

The coach added that the premise of playing in a game-like atmosphere under Friday night lights was also a factor in the decision.

“We’re not going to have to worry about a late night for parents who have to work the next day or our kids having to wake up and go to school,” Shaver said. “That opens up the possibility to play the scrimmage a little bit longer, too.”

Central opened spring practice last Monday and has focused heavily on replacing the ten offensive starters it lost from a year ago.

Shaver said the defense, as expected, has dominated the bulk of the offseason sessions.

“Any time you lose that many guys on one side of the ball, there’s going to be some growing pains,” he said. “We’ve been taking baby steps and making improvement.”

The coach also said that the annual scrimmage won’t mark the customary conclusion to spring practice. The Jackets can and will – pending weather – retain the allotted sessions next week to make tweaks based on film critique from Friday’s game.

“When you get a chance to get a kid on video, you can show them exactly what they’re doing and how to improve,” Shaver said. “We won’t go too hard next week – probably just some correctional stuff.”

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