Mill Creek High School ended spring football practice Saturday with an inter-squad scrimmage.
Mill Creek head coach Shannon Jarvis said practice went very well.
“All in all, across the board, it was probably one of the best spring practices we’ve ever had,” he said. “We’re very excited about the summer.”
Approximately 200 players participated in this year’s spring practice. These players will comprise Mill Creek’s ninth grade, junior varsity and varsity teams next season.
Jarvis said they were able to solidify several positions, but still have work to do with some of the offensive line and skill positions.
“We’re still shuffling kids around a little bit,” Jarvis said. “We’re very excited with the progress of our
offense with the new scheme we put in.”
The Hawks will take a week off for finals before hitting the field for summer workouts. In addition to regular workouts, the Hawks will participate in passing leagues, tournaments and camps as they prepare for next season.
Though football season does not officially begin until August, Jarvis said several of his players are already drawing interest from college recruiters.
Scouts from nearly 50 schools have visited Mill Creek during spring practice to scout some of the talent the Hawks have to offer. Representatives from schools such as Georgia Tech, Auburn and Mississippi State visited the Hoschton campus during the past two weeks. Jarvis said over 40 colleges have requested copies of the scrimmage tape.
“We have players drawing some interest from colleges at all levels,” he said. “It’s very time consuming, but it’s a good problem to have when your program has players that warrant this type of attention.”
Mill Creek will play next on August 22 at Parkview in a pre-season scrimmage. The Hawks’ first game will be August 29 against rival Dacula. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Hoschton.