Spring football games give early looks

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Football fans at Pelham High School caught a glimpse of new coach Brett Burnett’s offense and defense during the school’s spring game against Shelby County Friday night.

Pelham won the game 24-10 behind touchdowns from Patrick Martin, Brandon Scarbrough and Andrew Davis.

Panthers kicker Jordan Means nailed a 57-yard field goal just before halftime of the contest.

Shelby County scored on an 8-yard pass from Josh Dikis to receiver Montez Carter.

Burnett’s first official game as Pelham head coach will come on the road at Bryant-Tuscaloosa, following a jamboree game at Walker County on August 19.

Chelsea High School concluded its spring practice with a spring game at home against Jemison.

The Hornets lost 35-21 in varsity play and won 7-0 in B-team competition.

David Stryder and Billy Barnhill each scored on short runs for the Chelsea and projected starter Coty McLaughlin connected with receiver Doug Pate for a 25-yard touchdown pass.

Oak Mountain High School won its spring contest against Gadsden 8-0.

The Eagles’ only score came on a 23-yard pass from Richie Fordham to James Hope.

Fordham ran in the two-point conversion.

Oak Mountain won the junior varsity game 8-6.

New Calera coach Lanny Jones made his sideline debut in the Eagles’ spring game against Verbena.

Jones played every player on the 53-man roster in the 16-14 loss.

Wayne Burns caught a 15 yard pass from Brock Russell for Calera’s first score.

Russell finished 6-of-14 for 99 yards.

Kevin Watkins scored on a 19-yard run for the Eagles while Kadarius Lacey carried 11 times for 140 yards.

Ryan McDonald and Curtis Sherman each kicked extra points for Calera