McGuinness varsity, freshmen practicing together
Practices are a little more crowded at Bishop McGuinness this year under new coach Justin Jones.
Unlike in past years, Jones has freshmen practicing with the varsity team. Senior quarterback Camden Tharp likes having more guys on the practice field because it gives the team more scout team players.
“It just gives you more to work with,” Tharp said. “Last year, when it was just sophomores through seniors, it was kind of hard to always get every spot on the scout team filled.”
For most of the early practices, Jones said he has kept freshmen and varsity players separated for initial evaluations. But he isn’t ruling out a freshman getting playing time on Friday nights.
“When we get into scrimmages, we see what they do against their level,” Jones said. “If their head is above their level, or there is a need for us at the varsity level, we would certainly look at those guys. I think if a freshman is good enough, if he’s one of the best 11, he’ll play.”
The Irish’s first scrimmage is Thursday at home against Lawton MacArthur.
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