|Football finishes spring preparation phase of ‘09|
|Friday, 24 April 2009|
The Benedictine College football team capped the offseason with its annual spring game Sunday.
The session began with a few series of special teams work, but as soon as that was over it was time to see what both the offensive and defensive units were made of.
The game began with a dominating defensive performance for the first two series before the offense began to click, getting touchdowns from juniors receiver John Weitlich and running back Nate Harrison.
“I was able to get behind our defensive backs and (quarterback) Nick (Kammerer) saw me and threw a great pass,” said Weitlich. “Our defense did a great job of not letting us throw the long passes the entire game. This was a case where we had the right play called at the right time.”
The game went back and forth with both teams having their share of great plays.
“I thought the guys did a great job implementing exactly what we wanted,” said defensive coordinator Charlie Gartenmayer. “It gave us coaches the opportunity to evaluate the guys that are anticipating helping us have success in the 2009 season.
“We must continue to work on fundamentals, such as blocking and tackling. We also have many personnel issues that we need to answer as well.”
Gartenmayer feels the defensive tackle position is near the top of that list.
“While we feel we have the right guys to fill the spot, much work needs to be done as we believe it is one of our biggest keys to success,” said Gartenmayer about the defensive front.
The game was also a great atmosphere for the BC fans and former players in attendance.
“It gave us all a chance to get out and enjoy the nice weather, as well as a glance at what the football team will be like next year,” said Jon Lohman, a recent BC alum and linebacker on last year’s football team. “It looks like they have a lot of upside and I am looking forward to watching them have success next season.”
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