Theodore’s Navontay Richardson scampers for yardage in a spring scrimmage against Jackson at C.A. Douglas Field Thursday. Richardson ran for two touchdowns. (Mike Kittrell/Call News)
New Theodore coach Steve Mask runs onto the field with his Bobcats to start a spring scrimmage against Jackson at C.A. Douglas Field Thursday. (Mike Kittrell/Call News)
Jackson quarterback Landon Duckworth delivers a pass in a spring scrimmage against Theodore Thursday at C.A. Douglas Field. Duckworth threw for three touchdowns. (Mike Kittrell/Call News)
By JOHN VELLA
Highly recruited Theodore linebacker Cameron Pruitt got some looks on offense Thursday night as the Bobcats and Jackson played to a 21-21 tie in a spring game at C.A. Douglas Field.
Theodore returning starting quarterback Cameron Rigby connected with Pruitt on several big plays as the four-star recruit showed his athleticism on both sides of the ball.
Pruitt, who is going into his senior year, has offers from Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Florida, LSU, Texas A&M, Kentucky, Miami, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Notre Dame and Penn State.
But the Bobcats stuck to the ground for their three touchdowns as Navontay Richardson scored on runs of 3 and 60 yards and Braxton Clark went in from 11 yards out in first-year coach Steve Mask’s first spring game at Theodore.
“We know where we stand,” Mask said. “It’s not a feeling-out process anymore. They know the expectations and we know the expectations as coaches.”
Meanwhile, Aggies sophomore quarterback Landon Duckworth, who has been offered by Arkansas, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, TCU and Tulane, hit Nasir Powell on three touchdown passes of 75, 18 and 21 yards.
“We were able to hit some explosive plays” Jackson coach Cody Flournoy said. “Landon looked good and if we can give him time, we have a chance to be special on offense.”
Duckworth also found Keeyun Chapman and Omarion King for big plays.
“Our receivers have the height advantage, allowing me to just let them go up and make plays,” Duckworth said.
The scrimmage format gave each team 12 plays on offense for the varsity, then 12 plays for the junior varsity. The scrimmage concluded with 12 plays for each varsity team in the red zone.
“The whole overlay of the scrimmage was good and the controlled situations of the game was very helpful for us,” Flournoy said.