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|Vidalia holds spring game|
The scoreboard said White team 26, Blue team 14.
But the entire Vidalia High team was the true winner in the first Vidalia High intrasquad scrimmage since 1985.
First-year head coach Gary Paul Parnham was able to take a look at several players and there were no serious injuries in the contest.
"We didn't get to play another team, but this way we were able to see some kids we haven't seen in game situations," Parnham said. "I thought it was pretty good. It was about what I expected. We didn't start putting in the offense until Monday and we kept it very vanilla. We didn't allow any stunting."
Vidalia has not had a spring training since 2001.
"This gave them a chance to acclimated to me and the assistant coaches and what we want to do," Parnham said. "It gives us an advantage in that we have a little headstart on the summer. We were able to get some techniques down and know what we need to concentrate on more when we hit the field again in the summer."
The White team's scores consisted of a 24-yard run by Tri McCoy, a 60-yard run by Sessions Vestal, a 10-yard run by Aaron Willis and a 10-yard pass from Tucker Bruce to Thao Nguyen.
Willis, who will be a junior next year, is a newcomer from St. Amant.
"Aaron has been a pleasant surprise," Parnham said. "He hasn't been able to practice much because he got fiberglass in his lungs from sanding down a car. But the first time he ran the ball I liked what I saw. He ran over a couple of people and had them feet churning."
The Blue's scores came on a 9-yard run by Dee Fleming and a 35-yard TD pass from Caleb Vines to Jamon Duson.
Joshua Fauvre kicked extra points.
Parnham said the Viking football team will go into its offseason program of lifting and running.
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