St. Helens Football Practice Update
Updates from St. Helens football practice from the week of August 23rd
Lions: Practice picks up pace
Starting quarterback Gage Bumgardner sported a red no-contact jersey this week, as St. Helens strapped on their helmets for the first full practices with pads of the season.
Though a few passes here and there went awry, Gage Bumgardner showed an impressive ability to cut and run when needed. His speed and agility will be a vital asset this season when plays break down.
Offensive player watch
Senior right guard Jacob Zartman was an absolute force on the offensive line, more or less having his way on nearly every play. In addition to his size, strength and talent, he has also stepped forward as a leader on the playing field and at practice.
Senior wide reciever Devin Jewitt made an impressive spinning catch down the sideline that drew cheers from his teammates. It was one of several such plays, but the one that stood out the most.
Senior running back Tanner Long made a strong run down the near sideline, bowling over a teammate in the proccess, and showing a valuable ability to absorb contact and stay on his feet.
Much better feel than last weeks visit. This team looks to have turned a corner. They brought in a clock that counts down the time between each period of practice, and things seemed to have much more flow.Add a comment