The crowd was a mixture of interested parents, interested bystanders at the Relay for Life event held at the school, Spalding school officials and even members of the Griffin High football team, who were off that day.
Spalding head football coach Clint Ashmore was pleased with the results.
“It was your typical spring game, for sure. The defenses did a good job and I saw some encouraging things,” Ashmore said. “Even though there were some good things we saw out there today, we still have a lot of work to do.”
Ashmore was also pleased that no one got injured during the game and said he looks forward to the team’s summer workouts, which will begin June 8.
Zay Sharp got the ball rolling for the Silver team, taking a simple counter and rushing for a 65-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead.
“That run for Zay was well blocked,” Ashmore said.
Both sides went at each other very hard for the next 20 minutes before the Navy team dented the scoreboard. Quarterback Martez Terrell hooked up with Dwight Addison for a 30-yard touchdown catch to tie the score at seven.
Once the game was tied, the coaches decided to work on the punting and kicking drills. Will Jeffcoat and several others worked on booting punts and kicking field goals.
The Spalding Jags coaching staff took the time to work with several players during the course of the game about techniques, drills and formations. Former standout Spalding running back Mario Gilbert was among the teachers on Friday afternoon, giving out helpful information to the team’s running backs on the roster.
After the scrimmage was over, Ashmore huddled his team together, praising the players for showing class on the field and preparing them for the last two weeks of school. He also reminded them to get ready to work hard in the summer months.