Eagles look to solidify lineup spots as training winds down

Published 7:53 am Wednesday, February 21, 2007

By BY BRUCE HIXON – sports editor
Finding players who can make plays in February is one thing. Finding players who can make plays in September, October and November is another thing.
W.S. Neal Blue Eagles football coach Blaine Hathcock feels he has at least found some of the answers to his February questions over the past two weeks of spring training. He hopes to find some more when the squad concludes its spring work Friday with its Blue/White intrasquad game. Game time has been bumped up to 2:15 p.m.
The W.S. Neal coach said his team's offensive line is probably the farthest along in the development stage.
Defensive end play is one of the top concerns as spring training winds down.
Hathcock said he has been pleased with the leadership shown by his new senior class.
The scrimmage game is expected to be two 20-minute halves.
One down side for W.S. Neal is senior-to-be running back Louis Ray Nelson suffered a separated shoulder and has missed most of spring training.

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