Bobcats Look to Develop Rushing Attack in Fall Camp

The Giles County High School football team continues its preparation for the program’s first season since returning to Class 3A as the Bobcats played in a pair of scrimmages last week.

The Bobcats traveled to Nolensville Thursday before playing at Page Saturday in the first two of four scrimmages the team has scheduled for this fall. GCHS will open the season Aug. 25 with a home date against Lawrence County in the Cowbell Game. As part of Class 3A, Region 5, the program will now play its region schedule against East Nashville Pearl Cohn, Startford and Whites Creek.

The offense continues to work to develop its running game with four backs vying for playing time including Cameron Harrison, who put in a top performance in the spring against Soddy Daisy. Early this fall, head coach David O’Connor praised C.J. Bryant in particular and said all four backs including Eric Cannon and Luke Williams are looking strong at times.

O’Connor also praised quarterback John Bachus who he said finished 25-of-31 passing against Nolensville throwing to the team’s top receivers, which were cemented during 7-on-7’s this summer including top two wideouts K.J. Zeigler and Knox Birdsong as well as Dre Garrett and Austin Raymond, who stepped up during the summer, according to the coach.

Defensively, the team is still healing from injuries sustained over the last several months but hopes to be healthy by the opener with at least two players still yet to be cleared. O’Connor said he has been pleased by the play of some of the team’s backups who were forced into difficult roles due to injuries on the depth chart but who have performed well including Charlie Faulkner and Daniel Munoz.

GCHS is scheduled to host Cornersville Friday for a scrimmage at Sam Davis Stadium before traveling to Forrest for a jamboree against Spring Hill Aug. 11.

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