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Coach pleased with FHS scrimmage

Farragut’s spring football scrimmage against Class 4A power Morristown West Friday, May 5, at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City was labeled as a big success on several fronts by head coach Eddie Courtney.

“The biggest thing, we were able to look at some new things in the offense,” Courtney said. “They’re a good football team, but we were able to score four times. Michael Lawrence threw the ball well, Andre Sterling ran the ball well. The tight ends we had, Nick Guess and Sam Watson, did real well catching the football.

“I’m real pleased with the improvement we’ve made in the off-season,” the coach added. “We played eighty-three kids up there, including four quarterbacks. ... tried to get all the kids in.”

On the other side, “I thought our defense picked up where they left off last year, looked very good,” Courtney said. “Our linebacking crew, with Micah Devan and Shane Reveiz, and then Will Pearman, and Adam Wigren at nose guard coming back off the good year he had last year.”

During his FHS career, Wigren’s work in the weight room has raised eyebrows. The rising senior has set Farragut team records in bench press (430 pounds), squat (605) and clean (345), breaking records dating back at least to 1983

“He’s broken our records at Farragut High School,” Courtney said. “Those are pretty good records.”

Courtney also praised Guess for his work at defensive end, as he did West transfer Jonathan Morrison. Powell transfer Jacob Whatley, an outside linebacker, “did real well.”

“We played a lot of kids in the secondary,” the coach added.

Farragut’s annual Blue and Gray spring game was held Tuesday, May 9 (after press deadline) at Bill Clabo Field.


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