High school football spring practice: An early look at Glenwood

dmitchell@ledger-enquirerMay 6, 2013 

This is the eighth in a series examining high school football teams in the Bi-City area during spring practice.

Glenwood will hold its spring practices from Monday-Friday of this week.

Team name: Glenwood Gators

2012 record: 7-4, 4-2 AISA Region 1, Class AAA

How finished in region: Third

Playoff result: Lost 41-38 to Fort Dale in first round

Key losses: OT Frank Warren, DEAlryk Perry, QB Brandon Daley, WR Michael Swann, LB Logan Kiker, LB Zack Kelley

Key returnees: RB Dylan Denny, Isaiah Bettis, QB Lawson Humphries

My take: For Glenwood, there are two keys to spring practice:

Rebuild on the offensive and defensive lines and learn a few new variations to the offense.

The team goes into next year without the help of a few key players in the trenches. Warren and Perry have both graduated, as have linebackers Kiker and Kelley and quarterback Daley.

As a result, the offense may look a little different at times next season. Coach Jason Allen said that team will utilize its speed at running back as well as new quarterback Humphries’ athleticism. It will often be a more zone-read scheme, taking snaps out of the gun.

All that raises some questions about next season. Nothing good or bad, it is just something we haven’t seen yet and, as a result, can’t really make any assumptions.

What we do know is that the team has talented players, and talented teams usually experience some level of success.

What that level is remains to be seen, but a solid spring in which players grasp the new roles and play would go a long way to preparing the team for the fall.

Follow along every day for a look at football teams around the Bi-City area. Follow David on Twitter @leprepsports.

Past blogs:

April 29: Brookstone

April 30: Calvary Christian

May 1: Carver

May 2: Central

May 3: Chattahoochee County

May 4: Columbus

May 5: Harris County

Next: Hardaway

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