2007 Spring Fling: Waxahachie Indians

After a 7-4 season and tough loss to Copperas Cove in the Class 4A bi-district playoffs, Waxahachie has some holes to fill. Find out how things are going from the Tribe in today's Spring Fling Update!

The Waxahachie Indians closed out their spring football workouts Monday night with their 8th annual Green-White scrimmage at Lumpkins Stadium. The scrimmage ended in a 28-28 tie with several outstanding individual efforts on both sides of the ball. After a 7-4 2006, the Indians were hit hard by graduation especially on the lines. This looks to be an Indian team that will have to rely on speed and quickness as this may be the smallest Indian team in a LONG time. However this was to be expected after WHS graduated 13 senior offensive lineman! Highlighting the night's individual performances was QB/DB Boomer Collins who threw one touchdown pass, but he also ran for two other scores and intercepted a pass late in the scrimmage to preserve the tie.

Defensive Back Duke Bohall got the scrimmage going with a bang, as he recovered a Darius Dansby fumble and sprinted 34 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage to put the green team up 7-0. Collins however would march the white team right back down the field and he capped the drive with a 32 yard touchdown pass to WR Ryan Wilson to tie the game.

In the second quarter Defensive Back D.J. Jackson would set the white team up in good field position with an interception and a nifty return down to the 15 yard line. FB Peter Simmons who had a couple of impressive runs on the short drive barreled in from a yard out to give the White Team a 14-7 lead. After forcing a punt the White Team took back over and on a third and long play the hit of the night took place, as on a slip screen White Team WR Mervyn Salas was absolutely drilled by Green Team CB Dominique Carson, Carson not only made the big hit but he stripped Salas of the ball and scampered 36 yards the other way to give the Green Squad their second defensive touchdown of the half and tied the game at 14. The Green squad kept the momentum and on the final play of the first half backup QB Justin Dunn scored on a sensational 71 yard touchdown run giving the Green squad a 21-14 lead.

After an uneventful third quarter the action heated up once again in the fourth quarter and it would turn into the Boomer Collins show. Boomer started to take the scrimmage over early in the fourth with a 57 yard touchdown run where he followed his blockers beautifully which tied the game at 21. After Dominique Carson broke off a 41 yard run for the Green Team the White Team was able to hold and Collins this time went over the top finding Ryan Wilson for a 74 yard hookup down to the 1 yard line. That drive would also be capped by Collins who scored from one yard out giving the White Team a 28-21 lead. The Green offense would respond this time with Duke Bohall in the backfield as he would rumble in from 10 yards out to tie the game at 28. After forcing a White Team punt, the Green Team with less than 2 minutes left looked to be driving in for the winning score, but Collins picked off an attempted fade pass in the end zone to end the threat and leave the Spring Game at a 28-28 tie.

Overall, the players coming up from Waxahachie's 9-1 JV squad will have to step up and play key roles especially on the offensive line and at running back which at this time appear to be weak areas along with quality depth across the board for the Tribe. Waxahachie will now head into summer workouts and they'll prepare for their Aug. 24 scrimmage against West Mesquite and their Sept. 1 season opener against Highland Park.

Stay tuned to TexasPrepInsider the next two weeks for Spring Football Updates! Tomorrow Little Matt will be at Pennington Field checking out the Bell Blue Raiders!

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