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PRATTVILLE HOLDS CONTROL SCRIMMAGE
May 13, 2012By Jimmy White of Prattville High School
LIONS BEGIN FINAL WEEK OF SPRING PRACTICE
Prattville’s football squad finished their second week of spring football practice Thursday afternoon May 10. The Lions got together at Stanley-Jensen Stadium for a two hour controlled scrimmage to end the week on a very positive note.
It is quite possible that the Lions may begin the 2012 season with a sophomore running the show at the quarterback position. Kalen Whitlow, the young brother of Jalen Whitlow, who will report to the University of Kentucky this fall, took the majority of reps during the control scrimmage.
Whitlow looked sharp for most of his snaps, and also looked sharp throwing the football. He appears to have a strong arm, and connected with junior Justin Chappell on a couple of long throws, one good for 55-yards. Chappell made a great catch over an aggressively play by one of the Lions’ young defense backs.
Prattville’s offensive linemen consisting of Jacob Abraham, Daniel Schmidt (Schmidt was playing center), and Austin Golson, looked sharp in the drills. It was easy to understand all the fuss being made over Golson with college recruiters (Golson is a verbal commitment to Florida State University. Verbal commitments are not binding and other schools continue to recruit the talented lineman). Prattville’s defense front was having difficulties handling Golson.
Juniors Clark Rice and Austin Schuffert also enjoyed a good afternoon with the very large offensive line.
Certainly one of the highlight of the two hour scrimmage was the field goal kicking of Austin MacGinnis. MacGinnis is a newcomer to the squad having moved to Prattville with his parents from the Atlanta area.
MacGinnis was drilling field goals from midfield with excellent consistency. He could be a force to reckon this fall, certainly once the offense reached the opponents’ 30-40 yardline. MacGinnis’ kickoffs were all sailing into the end zone and several times MacGinnis kicked off from the grass rather than a tee.
Senior running back Stanley Mays had several outstanding runs and three-four times he was bottled up in the backfield and managed to escape. Mays is also swift of foot and has good vision up field. Kamryn Pettway, a transfer student from Sidney Lanier also had 2-3 good runs.
Randy Reed, a senior wide receiver also had a couple of nice grabs. Rodrey Davis grabbed a couple of difficult catches near the sidelines.
Defensively linebackers Jacob Blalock and Patrick Parks made several outstanding plays.
Prattville will practice Monday (May 14) Tuesday (May 15) and Wednesday (May 16). Prattville will wrap up the spring drills with a control scrimmage in Mobile with Davidson High School Friday May 18. The scrimmage will begin at 7 p.m. at Ladd-Peeples Stadium.