Bell County held their annual Meet the Bobcats event last Friday. All of the players were introduced to the home crowd along with the cheerleaders, and middle school and youth football teams.
The evening was capped off by a Blue vs. White scrimmage game. Hunter Bailey scored on a 6-yard touchdown run for the White team on the opening possession and neither team scored the rest of the first half. A Brandon Baker touchdown run tied the score at six late as the game ended in a 6-6 tie.
Coach Dudley Hilton was pleased with the work his team got in.
“It went very good. That’s about the only kind of scrimmage you can do and we matched our teams up evenly. We’re fortunate to have enough that we can make two pretty good teams on both sides of the ball. I thought we got after each other hard and the defense on both sides overshadowed the offense a little bit,” he said. “Overall, I was very satisfied and I thought it was a good atmosphere considering the times we’re in. I hope it worked because we won’t be playing against ourselves on Friday night, that’s for sure.”
Cameron Burnett hooked up with Hayden Callebs and Brant Hoskins for big gains to help set up Bailey’s touchdown on the opening drive.
“Cam is getting better every day. . . He’s a big, tall quarterback but he can run pretty darn good all he lacks is some experience in those big pressure situations,” Hilton said. “Jonathan Langford ran his team well also. He’s a senior and I feel confident that he could go in there and back up Cam.”
Hilton is excited about the rest of his backfield as well.
“Hunter has worked hard to get himself in shape. He sprang his ankle a little bit and didn’t get to play the whole game but he was better by Monday in practice. We’re hoping to see him carry the ball more this year. Brandon Baker ran hard, too, I was real pleased with him,” he said. “Dawson Woolum just keeps on and he’ll find that hole. We’re blessed to have three running backs like that and you add freshman Daniel Thomas and Hayden Callebs who is trying to get back in playing shape after a knee injury so we’ve really got five. We’ve depth there and we feel like we’re strong at fullback, too with Tyson Thomas, Ethan Raby and Jonathan Beverly.”