West Hardin running back shines in scrimmage with FBCA

August 18, 2018

West Hardin High School’s football team displayed something in its scrimmage with Pasadena-First Baptist Christian Academy Friday night that the Warriors will need in the upcoming weeks.

A running attack led by one individual.

The Class 2A Division II Oilers received an outstanding game from running back Randon Kelley who scored at least four touchdowns, rushing in the vicinity of 200 yards during the practice game on the FBCA campus.

Once West Hardin ironed out its poor snap issues during its first series of plays on offense, Kelley began to showcase his talents.

His night was highlighted by the back-to-back long distance touchdown runs. First, there was the 65-yard touchdown run, using mis-direction moves to cause defenders to miss him.

After the referee crew put the ball down on the 25-yard line, Kelley promptly motored 75 yards in the other direction for another nifty touchdown run.

FBCA is currently missing two of its better athletes. Stephen Shaklovitz, who would have been that dangerous running back and a force on defense, is out for the season because of health reasons. Freshman Josh Ramos is nursing an injured ankle and hopefully will be back for the season opener.

Sophomore Cole Bice filled in for Ramos at quarterback and Bice discovered the only way to move the ball was through the air.

He and three-year letterman Lathon King hooked up for some success in the passing game. Freshman Harrison Brown was also on the receiving end to some passes early in the scrimmage.

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