The Raiders hadn’t seen many fast foes this summer during passing league, but that changed last week against several fleet-of-foot squads at team camp at West Georgia.
Speedy metro Atlanta schools like North Cobb (10-1 last year), Creekside (7-4) and Alexander (4-6) posed a challenge to the Raiders with their afterburners.
But that was a good thing.
“Our kids aren’t used to seeing that kind of speed,” head coach Randell Owens said. “That was something we desperately needed to see.”
The three-day camp, headed by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), pitted the Raiders against several teams in seven-on-seven passing league style competition.
The Raider defensive backs and linebackers especially benefited. Owens said the speed level they’d previously seen in passing league sessions against teams like Athens Academy, Oglethorpe County and Jefferson couldn’t compare to what they encountered at the West Georgia camp.
For the rest of the story, see this week’s print edition of The Madison County Journal.