EVERMAN- As expected a much faster, stronger and deeper Everman team completely dominated Fort Worth North Side on Friday night in both team's final tuneup before the start of the regular season next week. Everman decided to rest three defensive starters all who were battling injuries but they should all be healthy heading into Friday's opener against Waxahachie.
The two teams played a controlled scrimmage with each team's first offense getting a total of twenty plays in two ten play intervals and the second team offense getting ten plays. After a brief overtime simulation, the teams played one twelve minute quarter.
In Everman's first ten play series they scored twice as Barry Browning and Robert Davis each notched touchdown runs from their QB position. The two players rotated snaps at the QB spot the entire scrimmage. Davis also hooked up with James Bailey for a 45 yard reception during the drive. North Side's first offense failed to gain a first down in ten plays.
Neither team managed much with the second offense although Everman backup TB Lance Parker did score on a five yard run, North Side failed to score but did manage a first down. On the second offensive series for the first team Everman's offense broke out with four big play scores as Corey Franklin and Bailey scored on back to back 70 yard runs. After Browning scored on a 70 yard run, he hooked up with J.T. Gales for a 50 yard touchdown pass. North Side's first offense again failed to notch a first down.
After the team's played a brief overtime simulation they broke out for a live quarter which was completely dominated by Everman as they rolled 35-0. Franklin started the onslaught scoring on a 70 yard run, after a defensive touchdown to make it 14-0 just 25 seconds into the quarter Everman's offense took control. With a methodical march Bailey scored from six yards out to make it 21-0. Browning would score from 60 yards out and Parker would cap the scoring with a five yard run to close things out.
For North Side they really didn't have much to take from this scrimmage as they were simply overmatched. The only positive is they left injury free. Everman's positives were the play of both QB's look for them to rotate at both QB and FS in non-district until Keeling can decide on one. Browning looked much better throwing the ball, but Davis has really pushed Browning. Cory Franklin looked like he could put up some good numbers if he stays healthy. The brightest spot had to be the play of sophomore DE's Lincoln Richard and Jacob Kennedy. If these two players can step up it gives Everman a lot of options on the defensive line.