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Greyhounds still a work in progress
by Chuck Thompson
May 23, 2013 | 1031 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Chandler Ramage (7) runs for the offense’s only touchdown late in Friday’s scrimmage game. The offense wore white and the defense wore purple in the final session of spring practice.
Chandler Ramage (7) runs for the offense’s only touchdown late in Friday’s scrimmage game. The offense wore white and the defense wore purple in the final session of spring practice.
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Not surprisingly, the defense got the best of the offense in the Greyhounds’ final scrimmage of spring practice last Friday evening.

With only two starters returning from last season, Jones County’s offense was pretty ragged, with a number of fumbles and an interception. It managed only one touchdown and a field goal, while the defense recovered a fumble in the end zone for one touchdown and forced a couple more turnovers that would have set up easy scores in normal situations.

“In some ways it was what we thought going in,” Jones County coach Dwight Jones said of the scrimmage and two weeks of spring practice.

“We’re more experienced on defense. We’ve still got to get a lot better on that side of the ball, too, but I thought the guys did a good job of recognizing what the offense was doing and getting to the ball,” he said.

“On offense, we’ve got a long way to go. We’ve got to protect the ball, we’ve got to make the handoffs. But we did do some good things. Considering we had two or three guys we expect to be starters on the line out with injuries, we did a pretty good job moving the front. We ran the ball pretty good at times. Chandler Ramage, Reggie Lewis and Aaron Shaheen all had some good runs. And Walker Juhan showed he can be tough in the middle for us. But we have a lot of work still to do.”

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