Spartans spring football game tonight

Centennial’s football program will close out spring drills at 6 p.m. tonight with its annual spring game, but things will be a little different than years past.

Instead of dividing up the squad into teams, Centennial coach Kyle Geller will be running something akin to a regular practice with the offense squaring up against the defense.

“We just have too many guys injured to run the game the way we usually do,” Geller said.

The Spartans will have two and possible three quarterbacks running the offense tonight.

David Robinson and Blake Meyer are certain to play and Kyle Burns, who is still recovering from ACL surgery, could see time behind center. If Burns does see action the defense won’t be allowed to touch him during a play.

Geller said all three quarterbacks have performed well during the spring. Burns has been able to go through workouts but just can’t be hit. Centennial quarterbacks usually get hit during practice and scrimmages. Some coaches don’t allow quarterbacks to be hit during workouts.

“We bang the quarterbacks up a little bit in practice,” Geller said. “But we have a quicker whistle with them. We don’t want them to get sacked. When they are running the option they get hit a bit.”

Last week, the Spartans went through practices on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  

“We installed a couple of things that slowed us down on Wednesday,” Geller said. “The concentration wasn’t there that day but we finished the week strong.”
Geller said Monday’s practice was a good one.

“We got a lot out of Monday’s practice,” Geller said. “We are still a thousand miles away from where we want to be but we are taking it a step at a time. We are making progress."

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