With Madison County’s spring practice wrapping up, coach Randell Owens hopes potential starters will start revealing themselves.
The two-week spring session ends with Friday night’s spring game at 5:30 p.m.
Owens, who’s entering his seventh season at Madison County High School, said he’s still looking for someone to take command of open spots all across the depth chart.
There’s a lot of parity on the practice field right now, according to the coach.
“We’re kind of seeing that across the board in a lot of places,” Owens said. “You’ve got some battles going on where there’s two, three or four guys and there’s not that much difference between them. We need somebody to step out.”
Friday’s Red and Gray clash gives coaches the chance to get players on film for further evaluation as the team heads into the offseason. But, depth chart aside, the game is meant to be fun too.
“Anytime that you put kids in a competitive situation, it’s fun,” Owens said. “It’s fun for the kids. It’s fun for the coaches.”
As usual, the spring game will somewhat resemble a real game, with a few alterations. The squads will play four 15-minute quarters with a running clock, except for the last two minutes of each half.
Admission to the spring game is free.
“The main thing is for the kids to have fun,” Owens said. “If it ain’t fun, let’s go fishing.”
NOTES: Red Raider coaches were unable to get an evaluation of offensive lineman Kellen Harris, who is recovering from an ACL injury. Harris wasn’t cleared to participate in spring football. Harris should be ready in two weeks.