Photos by Dillon DayJeremiah Scott (8) turns to hand the ball to Javian Walton (14) in a spring jamboree match-up as Antrell Tucker (9) and Shun Gardner (52) provide some blocking help.
Javian Walton (14) leads the way for ball-carrier JaBryan Pegues (20).
Photo by Barry BurlesonDakota Moore (51) dives for the tackle. In background, coming in to help, is teammate Markeio Raimey.
Photo by Dillon DayPotts Camp offensive linemen get ready to block.
Photo by Barry BurlesonJabryan Pegues (20) looks to make the catch.
Anderson gets first look at his Cardinals
It was the first time for the Potts Camp Cardinals to take the football field under the leadership of Darrow Anderson.
And the Cardinals did well, according to the new head coach.
The school hosted a spring jamboree Tuesday, May 15.
“We executed pretty well for the first time,” said Anderson, who is coming to Marshall County after leading West Memphis Christian (Ark.) to a state championship. “I was actually pleased, considering the situation. We’re installing something brand new, and they did a good job of picking things up and playing with intensity.”
Versus Lee Academy (Ark.) in the jamboree, he said the Cardinals played well.
“We moved the ball but had a few key mistakes, which is typical in the spring,” Anderson said.
He said his team’s best showing was versus East Union.
“The offense executed well, and the defense swarmed to the football,” he said.
Against Northpoint Christian, he said the Cards “struggled some.”
“We gave up three big plays and made some mental mistakes due to the heat and fatigue,” Anderson said.
He’s excited about the summer workouts ahead and seven-on-seven competition – all leading up to the start of preseason practice.
“We’re off to a great start but we’ve got a lot of fine tuning to do,” Anderson said.
The Cardinals will open the 2018 season on Friday, Aug. 17, at Lee Academy in Marianna, Ark. Other non-district opponents on the schedule include Hickory Flat, Tunica Academy, and West Memphis Christian.
District 1-1A foes for Potts Camp are Falkner, Smithville, Tupelo Christian, Biggersville, Thrasher, Ashland, H.W. Byers and Okolona.