Tribe offense, defense tested Thursday in second 7-on-7

Published 7:00am Saturday, July 13, 2013


Hunter Reese (Wetumpka) reaches in to break up a Javon Moore (Elmore County) reception.
Hunter Reese (Wetumpka) reaches in to break up a Javon Moore (Elmore County) reception.

MONTGOMERY — It didn’t take long for Wetumpka’s aerial attack to leave the runway Thursday morning, raining touchdown tosses on eventual tournament champion Edgewood Academy in the opening affair.

The action from the Faulkner-hosted 7-on-7 camp.

The passing game, began to dip, dive and suffer turbulence as the day progressed though.

“I’m disappointed with how we finished,” said Tim Perry, coach of the Indians.

“I know it’s just 7-on-7’s and doesn’t count against your record. But we want to go out and compete to the best of our abilities each time. We didn’t stay consistent.”

With that said, the Indians posted a 5-2 mark on the day falling short in the  quarterfinals against Eclectic.

“This is a fun way to learn and to get quality reps against quality opponents,” said Perry.

“I think our defense is getting better as far as defending the pass and in terms of grasping what we are teaching them.”

Offensively, Perry was pleased with the play of quarterbacks Sammy Britton and Christian Montague.

“They are getting the concepts of the offense and are getting better at reading coverages,” said Perry.

“But they’ve got to get the ball out faster. They are making the right throws, they just need to make them quicker.”

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