The Trojans went undefeated in pool play Saturday morning and then continued their strong play throughout the afternoon in the single-elimination tournament en route to the championship, where Teague said his ball club gave solid effort on both sides of the ball, but most notably on defense.
“I thought we definitely looked better on defense at this camp than we did at the last one. We did better with that, especially I thought our underneath coverage with our linebackers and defensive ends, I thought they looked better this time,” Teague said.
Offensively, the Trojan coach said his speed guys did a good job of getting behind the secondary and hauling in some deep balls for big plays on Saturday.
“Chip Murrah, Andrew Turner and Javarious Jackson, in particular, all three of those guys are getting behind people and catching some deep balls,” Teague said.
Carrollton quarterbacks Wil Garrett and Will Hesterlee also continue to get plenty of reps this summer. Teague said he tries to allow each signal-caller to do what they do best.
“We kind of mix and match them and use different ones at their strengths. Then we’re just letting both of them get some reps and see how they do under pressure situations,” Teague said.
Along with competing at UTC on Saturday, the Trojans also took part in a passing workout at Heritage, Catoosa on Friday against a handful of north Georgia programs.
“We scrimmaged for about an hour and 40 minutes with those guys. It really wasn’t scorekeeping. It really was just going at them and taking reps and stuff with them. We did really well there, too,” Teague said.
This week marked Carrollton’s first action since taking a two-week break, which culminated at the end of the ‘Dead Week.’ Teague said now it’s time to turn it up and get rolling toward the start of official practice. Carrollton will continue to work out and have a few more 7-on-7 camps before then, including hosting its own annual tournament on July 24.
“I thought the kids worked really hard in the weight room. We had great numbers. We’re averaging about 160 a day in there. Our young kids continue to come, too, from our feeder-level program. This week we’ve got another four days in the weight room. We’ve got Bremen coming in on Tuesday morning to throw with us some and then we’re actually going to Jacksonville State for a two-day camp next Wednesday and Thursday,” Teague said.