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FOOTBALL: Cedartown ends spring practices with its annual game

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The sights and sounds of high school football returned – for one night at least.

With temperatures around 90 degrees at kickoff, Cedartown High School held their annual White vs. Black spring game to conclude their spring practices. This year the White team beat the Black squad, 33-24.

“It was a starting point,” head coach Scott Hendrix said about the scrimmage. “I saw a ton of positives out here tonight. We lost four starters on the offensive line and we’ve got to rebuild that group but they looked pretty good out there. Our running backs looked good. I saw a ton of good things.”

One thing that did bother Hendrix was the amount of turnovers the squads committed.

“The one negative would be turnovers,” Hendrix said. “In the past we’ve been good in that department, in not turning the ball over, so we’ve got to work on ball security.”

During the first half, the two teams combined to turn the ball over five times. Two of the turnovers resulted directly in points for the other team.

With the Black team ahead 3-0, the Black squad would fumble the ball and Kalin Glover scooped up the ball and raced 80 yards for a score for the White team. Later in the first half, Josh Lee intercepted the ball for the White team and returned it 41 yards for a score. In addition to those two scores, a David Stocks touchdown run helped propel the White team to a 20-3 halftime lead.

In the second half, both offensive units got rolling. Carlos Robinson had a 70 yard touchdown sprint for the Black team, Stocks added a 48 yard run for the White team and Harrison Barnett connected with Hunter Barrett for a 71 yard touchdown pass for the Black unit. Dakota Whatley added a three-yard touchdown rush for the Black squad and AJ Heath had a 13 yard fumble return for a score.

Despite losing several key starters from last season’s defense, Hendrix was still pleased with that side of the ball on Friday night.

“Defensively I felt like we were more aggressive today than we have been in the past,” Hendrix said. “We did miss a few many tackles, but I saw good things out there as well.”