McElroy pleased with Elks performance
With Burleson’s baseball team making an extended run in the playoffs, football coach Gary McElroy was without several key cogs during the first three weeks of spring drills.
The main missing component was starting quarterback Blake Meyers.
Even with just three practices under his belt, Meyers was still impressive at times Friday night during the Elks spring game.
This season, McElroy opted to not play a game with the team divided up and instead choose to go with first-teamers and second-teamers in varying combinations.
“We went six different series with the first-teamers and the second-teamers,” McElroy said. “We played around 140 plays. So we got plenty of reps in and had a really good view about what the future has to hold.”
The main reason McElroy decided to go with a scrimmage-type format was he wanted his staff to have as much film possible for positional evaluation.
Along with Meyers, the baseball roster had several linebackers and safeties on it.
“We didn’t look as crisp as we wanted during the first three weeks of workouts,” McElroy said. “Once those guys got back they jumped right in and made an immediate impact.”
The spring game went well according to McElroy.