Spartans finish up spring workouts
Spring football drills at Centennial didn’t go exactly as planned for coach Kyle Geller and his coaching staff.
The four-week period was marred by several key injuries and the loss of several key players who decided not to return to the fold.
“It was grind,” Geller said. “We still have some question marks. We had a couple of guys get hurt and a couple of guys decide not to play and that kind of screws you up. You have to find the next guy. There are things that happened that slowed things down.”
The Spartans closed out spring workouts Thursday night with the annual Black and Blue game.
The Blue topped the Black, 28-0, in four quarters of time action.
At one point, Geller and the coaches had decided to hold a scrimmage instead of dividing the players into teams because of several key injuries. But then the decision was made to divide into teams and play a full game.
“Since we broke everyone up there wasn’t great continuity but at the same time I thought they played hard,” Geller said. “We had three turnovers, so that was bad. We have a long way to go still.”
Playing for the Black team, senior-to-be Chris Mosley shined at cornerback according to Geller. Mosley starred at slotback as a junior and played sparingly at cornerback during the same season.
“Chris Mosley did a great job on defense playing cornerback,” Geller said. “He’s going to be good. He did a lot of good things defensively and ran the ball well from the slot back position but we just didn’t get him the ball a whole lot.”
Another senior-to-be David Robinson had a good night playing quarterback for the Blue team. Robinson found the end zone twice Thursday night.
“David had some really good plays,” Geller said. “He has the ability to run from the pocket on passes. He did okay on some reads but he also missed a couple.”
Robinson also played well on defense at cornerback and position where Geller said he thinks he will shine next season.
Kyle Burns, a senior-to-be, will enter fall workouts as the Spartans first-team quarterback Geller said. Burns went through spring drills but didn’t play in the spring game because he is still recovering from ACL surgery.
Burns practiced most days and according to Geller, he had the best execution at quarterback during the spring.
“He’s just a tough kid,” Geller said. “If I had to go to war, I’d like Kyle with me.”
The Spartans other varsity quarterback during the spring was sophomore-to-be Hank Meyer. Geller said Meyer did some good things in the spring but is still learning.
“Hank will be playing another position if he’s not the starting at quarterback,” Geller said. “That goes for the other guys who are playing quarterback. All three are too good of athletes to keep them off the field.”
Even though there were some snags, Geller said spring workouts well but the Spartans have plenty of work ahead in the fall.
“We have a ways to go as a team right,” Geller said. “I’m confident we’ll get there. We just need to work on details and focus on things.”