Waco scrimmage a scoring fest for Blackcats


Mexia quarterback Jaylon Gipson launches a pass downfield as Coach Lamonte Chambers, left, and assistant coach Kent Richey, right, look on. Mexia News photo/Stephen R. Farris

By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports

“Let’s run up and down the field baby … let’s score!”
Those were the words of assistant coach Kent Richey in Friday’s scrimmage with the University Trojans as Waco’s ISD Stadium, encouraging the Mexia offense before the start of live quarter play.
Coach Lamonte Chambers’ team showed a lot of improvement over last week as the first team offense was able to move the ball effectively against the Trojan defense.
Jaylon Gipson was able to connect with receivers Brady Walker and Taylor Threat a couple of times during the first series of offensive plays and the Blackcats were able to move the ball across mid-field after runningback Shawn Hobbs picked up a big gain for about 20-yards.
The Trojans offense took over at that point.
Mexia’s secondary showed much improvement from last week and whatever mistakes made previously seemed to be corrected this week as they were able to keep the Trojan receivers in check. The tight coverage also prevented University from picking up any long pass plays throughout the entire scrimmage, both from the first team to the second.
Up front, the defensive linemen plugged up the holes, which allowed the linebacking crew to put the hard hits on the Trojan ball carriers.
University picked up only one first down in the series and that was on the third drive, but Mexia shut them down again thanks in part to Taylor Threat getting to the quarterback on the first play of the fourth drive, causing a fumble for a huge loss.

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