Spring Ball is in full swing, just in time to give any die hard UTSA football a little taste of fall to get them through the summer months. In case I’m referring to you, here’s a quick recap to help satisfy your football thirst. . .
Coach Coker noted how energetic the defense was, and at the same time the team needs to prevent penalties and the number of dropped balls, and gain consistency. All in all it was a good, progressive week, he said. Compared to this time last year, Coker says his team is much stronger, faster, and works much better together.
Senior QB Tucker Carter is an excellent passer, and steadily moved the ball down the field Friday. Freshman QB Austin Robinson is really quick on his feet, did a good job of running the ball, including running in for a touchdown. RB Jarveon Williams played really well Friday, impressing Coker quite a bit. He’s quickly becoming a standout on the team.
Coach Coker says the defensive front is really strong. He specifically named Singletary at defensive end, Jason Neil at defensive tackle, as well as Bennett Okotcha at corner back. Coker lit up as he mentioned freshman linebackers Tank O’Neal and Marcos Curry. He is definitely impressed with their talents.
Friday was incredibly windy, with gusts over 25 mph. Sean Ianno, senior kicker, exploded the ball up, into the gusting winds, for a 56 yd field goal.
The team will continue practice next week, followed by a spring scrimmage held at Smithson Valley High School Stadium Saturday, April 12. This will be your chance to come out and cheer on the ‘Runners, and get a taste of the greatness we will see in August.
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