Alexander Impressive In The Trenches In Spring Game Win Over South Cobb
As the spring football season begins to wind down in Georgia, the South Cobb Eagles hosted the Alexander Cougars in a spring game as both teams featured new head coaches leading the way. The Cougars would take charge early after a 70 yard rushing touchdown by TJ Foster would lead to them taking a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Although, South Cobb would struggle offensively throughout the night, defensive the Eagles looked good early on. Eventually, the Cougars would gain momentum offensively once again and pick up two more rushing touchdowns by Foster to take a 21-0 lead by halftime, and eventually pick up the 28-7 win.
As the case with all coaches when it comes to spring games, despite the outcome of the score, both coaches saw positive things as well as things they want to get to work on as they prepare for summer workouts ahead of the 2021 season. “Biggest thing we wanted to see was our o-line and d-line controlling the line of scrimmage,” Alexander new head coach, Olten Downs said. Coach Downs went on to say that although he felt that controlling the line of scrimmage was something they did well in Friday’s contest, he felt there’s still some areas they “need to clean up” related to pre-snap penalties.
For South Cobb new head coach, Thomas Hanson, getting “stronger” is where he feels his team will need to place one of their first orders of business this summer. “We need to get tougher too. I think we got physically out manned a little bit, especially as the game progressed,” Hanson said. One area of positive that stood out to Hanson was how his players continued to have a positive attitude throughout the game despite when things were not going in their favor. “That means that, some of the stuff my coaches are getting out to these kids, it’s finally getting through a little bit,” Hanson said.