Bucs compete in Silliman scrimmage; Bowling Green went against Wilkinson and the host school

Published 6:07 am Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Bowling Green split its varsity contests in the Silliman Institute scrimmage held Friday.

Four teams competed in the event, which also included Wilkinson County Christian Academy and Trinity.

Games consisted of a 20-minute quarter under a running clock. The ball started on the 35.

The Buccaneers began by defeating Silliman two touchdowns to zero.

Tyler Cunningham hit paydirt on an 8-yard run and Logan Leger returned an interception about 30 yards for a score.

The next game, which was right after, was a two-touchdown shutout loss to Wilkinson County Christian Academy.

Bowling Green coach David Currier said the Buccaneers need to get in better shape. He said they wore down a little in the game against WCCA.

“We saw things we needed to see,” Currier said. “It was good going against another team. That’s all part of it, figuring out the mistakes and correcting them.”

Currier said that quarterback Cameron Bell ran the ball well, but just needs to work on his passing.

Currier said the team moved the ball well and that the offensive line blocked well.

The linemen are Hampton Creel, Ray McGruder, Gunner Peterson and Brandon McElveel, and Sammy Graves is the tight end.

Currier said that Cameron Cowart ran the ball well, but added that the coaches didn’t use him as much as they could have, since they know his potential.

Currier said defensively, Bowling Green did well against the run, but the secondary needs work.

“(The secondary) got beat three times (between the two games), but it was just young things that we can correct,” said Currier, who noted that WCCA scored its touchdowns on long passes.

Bowling Green plays in the fourth annual Ben’s Ford Christian School football jamboree Friday night.

They will be the middle game of the tripleheader. The Buccaneers are scheduled to play CHEF at 7 p.m.