CADDO — The Caddo Bruins are back where they belong in Class B eight-man football. After the Bruins won a state championship in 2011, the school jumped up a class and was placed in 11-man football because of the up-tick in enrollment.
Now, everything is back to normal and it showed during Caddo’s scrimmage Friday night against Ryan.
Caddo’s offense looked like a high-flying machine, scoring multiple touchdowns through the air and on the ground.
Quaterback Colton Ledford’s pin-point throws hit his receivers in stride, especially with deep bombs.
“Colton looked poised in the pocket,” said head coach Jeremy Proctor. “He made great throws. He took some shots, but he’s tough and he played well.”
The wide-receiver group looked fast coming off the line and putting space between them and the defensive backs, also catching almost every pass.
On one play, wide receiver Jonathun Atwood took a screen pass on the left side of the field. The defense had the gaps closed and Atwood turned and went up the middle of the field, broke a few tackles and ran for a 50-yard touchdown.
“Our receivers ran good routes, they came off the ball quick and gave our quarterback good targets to throw to,” said Proctor.
Running back Daniel Hawkins looked good coming out of the back. He broke tackles for positive yards and big catches down field. Running back Wade Robinson had a 15-yard rushing touchdown that required breaking a tackle at the line of scrimmage.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Bruins had their way. They looked physical, laying some hard hits and making pads pop. Ryan’s offense couldn’t get any kind drive going. Caddo just simply shut them down.
Overall, the Bruins look like they are fired up and ready for the regular season. Their first game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Alex.
Reach Randy Bruce at 580-634-2161 or on Twitter @SportsBruce.