Bowling Green and Ben’s Ford battle in spring game at BGS

Published 7:00 am Saturday, May 7, 2016

Fans of Bowling Green School and Ben’s Ford Christian School got a preview of their football teams Thursday evening, as the two squads met for a spring game at Bowling Green.

The Buccaneers and Eagles ran two sets of 12 plays offensively and defensively and then two sets of eight plays on each side of the ball with the offense beginning at its own 30.

The Buccaneers scored the game’s only two touchdowns. The first one was on the final play in the first set.

Cameron Bell threw a pass to Cameron Cowart, who made the catch, picked up a block and ran 53 yards for the score.

The second touchdown was on the 11th play in the second set of offensive plays for Bowling Green. Bell pump faked and then hit Sammy Graves in stride for a 23-yard touchdown pass.

Bowling Green coach David Currier said he was pleased with the offense overall.

“I think we’ve got some big-play capability,” Currier said. “Naturally, Cam Cowart, we expect a lot out of him.”

Currier said his team has to find a new quarterback, and praised the job that Cameron Bell and Logan Leger did in the contest.

“They’re both going to be 10th graders and they’re going to be around for a while,” Currier said. “They’re both athletic. Cam Bell right now, he started at quarterback for the JV (junior varsity) last year, so I guess he’s got a little more experience at the position, but I feel comfortable that Logan Leger can come in.”

Currier said the offensive line should be strong, and that the Buccaneers have some size on both lines.

Currier said Jeremy Lewis, Brandon McElveen, Jacob Brumfield, Hampton Creel, Ray Magruder and Tyler Cunningham are all solid players.

Ben’s Ford’s played pretty well on both sides of the ball.

The offense made some nice plays and the defense did a pretty good job as well.

Eagles first-year coach Robert N. Cook, who replaces Cole Holden, said he saw a lot positives, but at the same time he said they’ve got a lot of work to do.

“We have a great foundation, a great base and we’re going to be OK,” Cook said.

Cook talked about some of the positives.

“Our running backs did a great job,” Cook said. Our defensive front did a wonderful job. I thought they did good job of staying home and they did really well crashing down on the line. We’ll take that and build off those two things.”

Cook said he’s really positive when he looks at the offensive line and their potential.

Each team’s defense also forced turnovers and successfully defended several passes during the scrimmage.