Putting a bow on spring football

Coppell sophomore quarterback Zach Darkoch evades Coppell junior Brayden Axe to score a touchdown on Friday at Buddy Echols Field. The Coppell football team played an intrasquad spring game, divided into offensive White Team and defensive Black Team.

Torie Peck, Staff Writer

Weeks of early morning practices and training lead up to one moment, the Coppell football team’s annual Spring Game, which took place last night at Buddy Echols Field.

“It was a chance to come out and get the community and parents out,” Coppell coach Michael DeWitt said. “It lets the guys have intrasquad scrimmage and put an exclamation point on all the hard work they’ve done this spring. Tonight was just a chance for everyone to come together and put a bow on spring.”

With no recorded score, this year’s game was a little different as a mix of JV and varsity took the field, in teams of White offense and Black defense.

The scrimmage started with a series, allowing the offense eight plays to make it past the 30 yard line. This was highlighted with touchdowns by sophomore Zach Darkoch, a touchdown off a fumble return by sophomore Gabe Warren and passes by sophomore quarterback Jack Fishpaw.

“This year we did offense vs. defense because it was easier to get all the kids in,” DeWitt said.

We choose a number of plays we want to run to gauge how many reps each kid is getting. We have a dep chart to map out how many plays we’re going to get so everyone has enough reps.”

Before starting the live quarter, Coppell sophomore five-star kicker Nic Radicic made a 57yard field goal. 

The live quarter was marked by a series of drives, with sophomore Zach Kichan running 35 yards and a 30yard pass by Fishpaw, which set up sophomore JD Aler for the touchdown.

“Overall the guys did great, it’s been a great spring and they’re tired and have heavy legs,” DeWitt said. “They came out tonight tired but had a good time. For the most part, we got out of the spring healthy.”

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