Coming off a winless 2018 season, J.Z. George football coach Ben Burton is encouraged by what he has seen in 7-on-7 scrimmages this offseason, especially the passing game.
“Our completion percentage has been pretty good. That's always a good thing,” he said.
Jordun Normal, a part time starter last year as a freshman, has been the trigger man for the offense. “His accuracy in the short game has been pretty good,” Burton said. “In order for us to be successful, we have to be good in the short game.”
Burton was also pleased with the play of running backs Deriaun Townsend and Jacob Johnson. “They both looked good. They play in the slot and catch a lot of passes.” Townsend will be a sophomore and Johnson a junior.
The 7-on-7 summer session will continue into July with scrimmages against Choctaw County and East Webster.
J.Z. George will drop down to class to MHSAA Class 2A this year and will be in Region 2-2A with Bruce, Calhoun City, East Webster and Eupora.