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Staying healthy a key to Bulldogs’ success

  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Chris Sokoloski/South Strand News Demario Walker and Cavantae Gamble stop a Darlington runner in his tracks during a scrimmage on Aug. 8.

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Georgetown High’s football scrimmage against Darlington on Aug. 8, was a success, said Head Coach Bradley Adams, in that nobody got injured.

“Our main concern right now is we want to stay healthy,” said Adams. “We don’t want to get hurt based on what we went through last year, which kind of put a bad taste in our mouth. We’re just trying to stay healthy to get into our very first ballgame.”

“We still got a lot of stuff we’ve got to learn,” said senior Michael Billings. “But overall we did really good.”

Last year many key players, including Billings, missed multiple games due to injury, and lacking depth, the Bulldogs missed the playoffs by two-tenths of a point.

Pre-season scrimmages and jamborees are a good chance for some younger kids to get some playing time.

“We had a lot of growing up to do in certain areas and we feel like we’ve made huge strides,” Adams said. “We’re not there yet, by no means. We’ve got a long ways to go.”

Georgetown started camp on Aug. 1, and Adams was pleased with the progress he’s seen.

“We feel comfortable with where we are right now,” he said. “We’ve gotten a lot better throughout this week in camp. We feel pretty good.

“It looks very good. They’re very intense,” Billings said. “We got better. We started off kind of slow.”

Billings and fellow senior Marquez Drayton both want to lead the Bulldogs to a region title this season.

“I’ve got to show them character, show them how to play on the field,” Drayton said.

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