Prep Football Report
Mounties show promise in scrimmage.
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.
Rogers High junior Will Sims (11) breaks away from sophomore teammate Vincent Vo on Friday during practice at Whitey Smith Stadium in Rogers.