• Centennial went to full pads Friday and their was plenty of contact during Tuesday’s practice in the rain.  BURLESON STAR/LYDIA DICKEY

Spartans looking to get better

So far things have gone well for Centennial’s football team since getting into pads and going full contact Friday morning.

The Spartans are working toward their only scrimmage at 7 p.m. Friday at home against Centennial.

“Things have gone well,” Centennial coach Kyle Geller said. “We had some nicks and bruises on Monday. We are getting better but we have a long way to go.”

Practices are being held at night because of teacher’s in-service meetings during the day.

The main concern for Geller is how a revamped offensive line will play.

“We are still working on technique especially up front,” Geller said. “But it’s a process and it takes time.”

Sophomore center Brayden Chandler sophomore has done some good things according to Geller and senior Devin Gardner is starting to build momentum at left guard. Senior receiver

Ethan Quintanilla, whose main role in at safety, is starting to make it hard to take him off the field.

Defensively, junior tackle Thomas Godi is taking things up a notch while junior Blake Murphy and sophomore Andrew Walker are beginning to be aggressive at linebacker.

During the scrimmage, Geller said he wants to see him team execute the fundamentals.

“I want to see them hold on to the ball on offense and create some turnovers on defense,” Geller said. “I want us to be assignment correct on the offensive line and execute our basic stuff.”

Playing calling wise, Geller plans on called played that he wants to see his line and offense run. He added that those might not be the same kind of play callas he’d make in a game.

“Right now I’m just focused on us getting better everyday,” Geller said. “This team works really hard and has good attitudes. If they keep that up everything will be al right.”

Centennial open the season Aug. 26 at Saginaw Boswell.

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Centennial went to full pads Friday and their was plenty of contact during Tuesday’s practice in the rain.  BURLESON STAR/LYDIA DICKEY