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May 17, 2014

Defense highlights Brooks scrimmage

QUITMAN — The phrase “We bring the hammer” was alive and well Friday evening as the Brooks County football team took the field for an intrasquad scrimmage.

Held at Veterans Stadium, players from freshmen to seniors split into two teams, Red and White. The white team was led by senior wide receiver/defensive back Exavius Medlock, who took over the duties as quarterback. The red team was led by rising junior Demontay Jones at the quarterback position, the expected started come fall.

White overpowered Red with quality runs by senior running back Devon Wimms and precise throws by Medlock. The highlight of the game however was the hard-hitting defense for both teams, collectively keeping the game from seeing a plethora of big plays.

“Defensively, they fly around the field. The defense was most certainly exciting to watch,” said coach Maurice Freeman.

Medlock added a spark to the offense for White, similar to that of former quarterback Malkom Parrish.

“Medlock made some great throws out there. The offensive line was great with protection and we are getting there with the blocking schemes,” said Freeman.

Jones was able to add a few exciting plays of his own, including a dazzling 20-yard run that showed his athleticism. Wimms also had a nice day for White, making every time he touched the ball count.

“Wimms played very well for us tonight. He hit the hole well and made good runs,” said Freeman.

While a lot of good was showcased for the Trojans, Freeman mentioned that the team still has work to do this summer.

“We have to continue to address conditioning as a team. As a team, most players play both sides of the ball and we have to make sure our players can handle that,” said Freeman. “Another thing we’re looking for is a legit fullback. It’s a very important position to our option offense. Lastly, we are working to find some new linebackers to help bolster that position.”

With spring practices out of the way, the Trojans will now focus on summer practice and conditioning.

“We’re going to keep working hard all summer. If we do that, I know for a fact we’ll have a successful season,” said Freeman.

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