Spring football questions answered
May 20 marked the end of spring practice for many of the high schools in Columbia. Three questions for Dreher, Richland Northeast, and Spring Valley were answered this spring.
1) What progress did Dreher’s of fense make? According to head coach Josh Stepp, the offense made tremendous progress during spring ball. After going through a year with Stepp, the players are more familiar with his system.
One concern for Stepp was the tempo, but Joe Fennessey moved from wide receiver to quarterback, and the offense responded by finishing the spring able to run more than 15 plays in a five minute span.
2) What is different about Richland Nor theast in 2011? According to head coach Jay Frye, the Cavaliers’ offense will move from the option they ran in 2010 to a zone- read scheme in 2011. Frye says he has been meeting with the offensive skill players for months leading to spring practice and that most of the installation was in; however, he says that there is a lot of work that has to be done over the summer to continue the progress of the offense.
3) How will Spring Valley improve in head coach Miles Aldr idge’s second season? Aldridge hopes the team will be more physical and has learned the plays better. He says the rising senior class has a lot to prove in 2011 and hopes the Vikings will play more like a team and make less mistakes.