Prep Foot­ball Re­port

Moun­ties show prom­ise in scrim­mage.

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - By Paul Boyd

ROGERS — The Moun­ties’ first­team of­fense showed off a va­ri­ety of weapons in a short scrim­mage Fri­day evening at Whitey Smith Sta­dium.

Sopho­more quar­ter­back Hunter Loyd threw three touch­down passes — each to a dif­fer­ent re­ceiver — while se­nior run­ning back Colin McWhorter showed off his quick­ness with some nice runs.

Loyd threw scor­ing strikes to An­drew McG­lynn, Hunter Hawkins and Gar­rett Dake. He found the 6-foot-4 McG­lynn on a 10-yarder and ended the var­sity part of the scrim­mage with a 32-yard pass to the 6-5 Dake in the cor­ner of the end zone.

In be­tween, Loyd flipped a swing pass to Hawkins, who broke down the side­line and ran 32 yards for a score.

Rogers coach Mike Loyd liked what he saw in the scrim­mage, ex­cept for sev­eral bad snaps by the first and sec­ond teams.

“I thought we pro­tected pretty well, but we got to get the snaps right,” Loyd said. “It starts with the snap and next week, if we get a few more on the ground, it’s gonna be old-school un­der­neath the cen­ter.”

“I saw some good things from ones on de­fense, the re­ceivers, of­fen­sive line and quar­ter­back got in good rhythm. Colin McWhorter was very pro­duc­tive. He’s a guy that’s kinda lead­ing us right now. I saw some good things from the young of­fen­sive line­men. They were kinda ner­vous with a lit­tle crowd out here, but af­ter the first four or five plays, they were good.”

A-Ron Jones, a re­turn­ing starter on the de­fen­sive line, has also worked some in the back­field. Loyd ac­knowl­edged he can be tough to tackle at 241 pounds. Jones had the ball stripped early in the work­out, but showed nice burst for a 15-yard gain late.

NWA Demo­crat-Gazette/BEN GOFF • @NWABENGOFF

Rogers High ju­nior Will Sims (11) breaks away from sopho­more team­mate Vin­cent Vo on Fri­day dur­ing prac­tice at Whitey Smith Sta­dium in Rogers.

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