Robinson and Plant traveled to Jefferson high school for a half of spring football last night. Each team played each other for one quarter totaling one half of football for each team. Robinson topped Jefferson in the first quarter 7-6. Jefferson stayed on the field and welcomed the Panthers of Plant in a crazy, exciting game. Plant would beat Jefferson in the second quarter 21-14 and Plant slipped past Robinson in the 3rd quarter 6-0.
Plant: Very systematic on offense. Attack mode at all times. Very vanilla on defense. Did not show much. Played stout base defense.
Jefferson: Has always been a big play vertical team. Experimented with several screens. Not as up field on defense as we are accustomed to seeing.
Robinson: Did some really good things running the zone and trap from the gun. Several big plays on the ground. Scrappy on defense.
HAD A GOOD NIGHTS
Anfernee Alston, Robinson, RB, 2017, 5-9/170 – Deceptive speed. More fast than quick. Allowed the holes to develop before he hit them. Did a great job running that ball inside and outside. Several big plays vs. Plant and Jefferson.
Malik Tyson, Robinson, QB, 2016, 6-2/195 – Too many drops by his receivers. Several times receivers were slipping on the turf trying to get out of their breaks. Threw some really good balls with a lot of zip on them. Made a few questionable reads, but not evident to the untrained eye. Had a good night in front of several college scouts. Stats will not support the follow statement though.
Mondreas Lofton, Jefferson, RB, 2016, 5-6/155 – Cut up and showed out. Lofton showed such good feet and quickness. Played bigger than his 5-6 frame.
Tykese Keaton-Baldwin, Plant, RB , 2016, 5-9/180 – “What will Plant do at running back this season?” Question answered. Baldwin looks to not only keep the ground and pound going for Plant. But enhance it.
WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION
Cade Weldon, Jefferson, QB, 2017, 6-3/190 – Cade Weldon has the chance to be a national prospect. Besides what we have already come to expect from him; touch, accuracy, arm strength, he showed more poise in the pocket. He showed big play ability and played this practice like a real game. Put the team on his shoulders and orchestrated a big time drive which looked to be the evening score versus Plant with under a minute to play. But…
Rex Culpepper, Plant, QB, 2016, 6-3/225 – …Rex Culpepper took the ball right down the field and put the Panthers in the end zone to seal the win for Plant 21-14. It looks like Culpepper has cleaned up his mechanics and shortened his release. Tough guy attitude last night! Wanted to play well and wanted to carry his team. Made a few throws on the run that were big time. Very good night for Rex.
ALSO SHOWED WELL
Jean Marcellus, Jefferson, OG, 2017, 6-4/290
Thomas Allen, Plant, ILB, 2017, 6-3/230
Antonio Nunn, Jefferson, WR, 2016, 5-11/180