Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


April 26, 2013

NC Football:Bulldogs QBs shine in spring game

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Playing without its featured tight end and fullback, Navarro College switched from the power game to an aerial attack during its spring game on Thursday at Tiger Stadium.

And the quarterbacks did not disappoint in their battle for the top position entering fall workouts.

Starter Josh Greer was by far the sharpest of the three quarterbacks, completing 11 of 16 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown. Alex Allen, who has impressed coaches throughout the spring, went 6 of 12 for 45 yards and a score. Jared Davis pitched in 9 of 18 for a team-high 196 yards and two touchdowns.

“Our quarterbacks did a good job,” said Navarro Coach Bryan Mayper. “They made plays on third and 8 and third and 10. And they were only able to do that if the line did a good job of blocking and the receivers ran good routes.

“We’re a smash-mouth kind of team, but missing those two key positions made us alter what we did the last few weeks and (Thursday). But we looked good.”

With more than 25 Division I coaches gathered along the sidelines and in the stands, 6-foot-5, 210-pound receiver Markiel Steward Gillespie hauled in a game-high seven passes for 58 yards, including an 11-yard score near the end of the scrimmage.

“For a tall guy, he gets his feet down and can run away from people,” Mayper said. “He’s a big-time player. He may be one of the best receivers in the nation next year.”

The running back tandem of Tim Wright and Cameron Washington accounted for 81 yards. Wright had 32 yards on the ground and an additional 24 yards and three receptions. Washington led all rushers with 49 yards on 10 carries.

Darrin Terry added a 9-yard touchdown reception, Darrin Hicks caught a 38-yarder from Davis and running back Michael Reed closed the scoring with a 2-yard catch in the right flat.

Navarro’s defense also performed well all evening, making key stops on third- and fourth-and-short situations. Mayper tapped former Corsicana linebacker Dominic Kelly for outstanding play.

“Dominic has had a great spring,” he said. “He’s done a super, super job all spring and it showed again (Thursday) out there.

“We also had several other guys who again played well, as they have all spring. (Cornerback) Sherman Gilbert and (defensive linemen) John Williams, Kerry Holiday and Andre Ross have had huge springs for us. We look forward to seeing what they can do in the fall as they get more and more used to our defense.”

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