Walton Defeats Alpharetta In "Battle of Raiders" Spring Game
On Friday the Walton Raiders and Alpharetta Raiders got together for their spring game match up as teams prepare to head into summer workouts in just a few weeks. As exciting as it is two see teams padded up for full contact action, the outcome of the game for the most part is the least important factor as coaches really want to see where their team stands and to get an idea of areas they’ll need to work on over the summer to prepare for the new season in August.
For Walton, the final results were more than in their favor as they picked up the 60-24 win. Quarterback Zak Rozsman would throw for two touchdowns while running back Sutton Smith would rush for two touchdowns and the defense would come up with a couple of pick sixes. Following the game, Walton head coach, Daniel Brunner, said that overall, he was happy from what he saw out of his players in Friday’s game. “The biggest thing we did, is the boys played hard, they played touch,” Brunner said. He went on to touch on the fact that his team did make “a lot of mistakes” however, that was something they addressed before the game and the goal would be to forget them and “drive on,” something he felt they executed well,
Noting that Friday was the first time his team got a chance to suit up against another opponent, Brunner stated that his team has some areas of improvement to work on, including penalties. “Effort penaltied are one thing, but when we’re having pre-snap penalties, that’s the stuff that will kill you when it matters so we have to get that stiff fixed but all in all, the disciple we exhibited tonight, I pretty happy with,” Bronner said. Walton will open up the regular season against Lowndes at the Corky Kell classic in August.