• Black team defenders Myron Easley (8), Brendan Jenkins (14) and Chris Hilliard (43) converge on Blue team tailback Darrell Williams Thursday during Centennial’s Black and Blue spring game. BURLESON STAR/RICKY MOORE

Geller says Spartans still have way to go

The odds of finishing spring football drills with everything settled and the team ready for the upcoming season are long.

Centennial ended what coach Kyle Geller termed a “successful” spring football campaign Thursday night with the Spartans annual Black and Blue spring game.

While some bruising did occur, no injury’s were suffered which usually means the spring game was a success.

The Blue defeated the Black squad, 14-9, and then shoulder pads and equipment were turned in before the Memorial Day weekend began.

Geller said that one of the main surprises of the spring game was the play of safety Myron Easley for the Black squad. Safety was a position of need going into spring drills and Easley, who tackled well, might have assured himself more playing time in the fall.

“We aren’t where we want to be but we aren’t where we need to be are either,” Geller said. “We improved every day whether we thought so during the process or not. When you look at the end product I know that we improved on both sides of the football.”

Several question marks still remain at the end of spring drills which is normal.

The Spartans still need to find a left tackle, a second and third receiver that will separate themselves, and nothing is settled at quarterback.

“We don’t have a quarterback who has pulled away from the rest,” Geller said. “I’m excited about how much the two who went through spring drills improved. If we can find that quarterback and a left tackle we will be pretty good.”

Kyle Burns and David Robinson went through spring drills while last year’s backup quarterback, Hunter Prescher, got in just two practices after playing baseball.

“We still have a long, long way to go which is normal at the end of spring drills,” Geller said. “Usually there is someone on both sides of the ball that you need to find. We have a lot of things to figure out.”

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