Silmon has added about 25 pounds, and showed both quickness and power on multiple runs. He's getting some lower-level recruiting interest, but could improve his stock once he shows the improvement he made since last season.
“I'm not sure that he was tackled very much tonight,” coach Kirk Fridrich said. “The explosiveness he was showing tonight is what we thought we might see out of him. Last year he played at 168 pounds and he's over 190 now. The offseason was good to him, and it looks like it has helped him on the field with his explosiveness and strength.”
PC West's Stallings shows off quick feet
Putnam City West quarterback Steven Stallings is the definition of a scrambler. He's speedy and elusive, with quick cuts, though he struggled throwing the ball.
“He's a great athlete,” said PC West coach Rocky Martin. “He keeps plays alive His vision downfield is something special and he's a lot faster than people think he is. He sees his keys and if it's not there, we've given him the freedom to take off and run.”
New experience for Spartans
Southeast's Chris Vandersypen coached his first official scrimmage as the coach of the Spartans, and he's breaking in some players who are somewhat new to football, too.
“It was a brand new experience for a lot of them,” Vandersypen said. “A lot of these kids hadn't played either ever, or this is their first time in high school to play.
“It was definitely wide-eyed and kind of shell-shocked. I told these guys once they get a little more practice in them, it will kind of slow down. It was really fast for them today.