Marshall County rivals Douglas and Asbury wrapped up spring football practice with a jamboree Monday night at Asbury Stadium.
The Eagles posted a 28-0 victory in a matchup that featured a half of varsity action and a half of junior varsity/junior high play.
Douglas led 8-0 at halftime. Riley Baugh rushed for the Eagles’ touchdown with 4:19 left in the second quarter.
The Eagles added three scores in the junior varsity/junior high half.
Hanon Speight ran for a TD with 1:44 remaining in the third period, making it 16-0. Eli Teal and Braxton Lindsey rushed for touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
“We were very pleased with the way our players played with enthusiasm and effort in the spring game,” said Bubba Jennings, who enters his third season as Douglas’ head coach.
“We had an effective spring. We have many players out that did not play last year, so spring is a great evaluation tool. We had some older guys come out that will really help us be competitive next year, along with a great class of freshmen if they stay with us during the summer and fall.
“We were very pleased with the players’ focus and their effort during spring. We got most of the offense and defense installed, which is huge going into summer with 7-on-7 competitions to be played.
“We finished spring with 55 or so players. Numbers will be critical for us to achieve our goals.
“We get to coach a great group of young men and look forward to getting better this summer.”
Douglas kicks off its 2019 season Aug. 30 at DAR.
The jamboree provided new Asbury head coach Chris Williams his first opportunity to see his squad against an opponent.
Williams came to Asbury from Douglas, where he had served as middle school head football coach.
“I was really pleased with the first half,” Williams said. “We played hard, we were competitive and we did some good things both offensively and defensively.
“We missed a field goal early and had another good drive stall in the first half. We didn’t give up a lot of big plays in the first half on defense and that was a plus for us.
“In the second half, we got to play a lot of new guys and younger kids. They had three big plays on us in the second half for TDs.
“Coach Jennings and his staff do a really good job, and they have a lot of good players. They had over 50 kids dressed out and we dressed 47, so I think we both were able to get a lot of experience for a lot of kids.”
Asbury launches its 2019 season and the Williams’ era on Aug. 23 at Brindlee Mountain.