2017-03-20 / Sports

Spring Fling

By LARRY HILLIARD
Ledger Sports Editor

Limestone head football coach Mike Furrey had a far different feeling this time walking off the field after the “Blue and White” spring game.

“I feel much better this year,” said Furrey, entering his second year as coach..

And for good reason.

Furrey said he was encouraged by the play of quarterbacks Ivan Corbin, Taz Wilson and D.J. Phillips.

“It’s a three quarterback race,” Furrey said. “They all looked good.”

Wilson, a former UAB signee, tossed a 60-yard TD pass.

Furrey also gave high marks to former Dorman running back Shanard Bain, who had an electrifying 30-yard run.

The kicking game also looks much improved with former Byrnes star Thomas Cook.

Furrey said the team must still build depth on the defensive and offensive lines.

After trailing early, the White rallied for a 56-41 win. Points were also awarded for interceptions, kickoffs into the end and gains of more than 20 yards.

Offense was difficult to come by early on before the teams had more success through the air.

The game was delayed 15 minutes by a lightning strike.

The game drew more than 500 fans despite the threatening skies.

“The crowd was great,” Furrey said

Following the contest, fans were welcomed to the field to meet the players and coaches.

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