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Offense comes on late in AJ spring football game

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Offensive unit posts late TDs

By Robert Howey

KERSHAW – The defense had the upper hand early, but the offense came around in the annual Andrew Jackson High School spring football game on Friday, May 11 in Volunteer Stadium.

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The AJ defense, under the leadership of Vols’ defensive coordinator Danny Wright, took control in the early going before the Vols’ offense was able to produce some points.

The offense tallied its first touchdown as quarterback Kolby Whitley connected with Corley Faulkenberry on a 20-yard scoring pass.

The AJ offense posted its second score, with Jordan Smith hitting Kymon Foster on a 23-yard pass play.

Foster, off a Jordan Smith block, dashed 40 yards for the third score of the game.

The offense added two more scores in the scrimmage which lasted 90 minutes.

Marquis Smith tallied the Vols’ fourth score on a 17-yard catch from Smith. Cody Roberts capped the scoring as he hauled in an 80-yard scoring pass from Smith.

The Andrew Jackson High School spring football game capped eight days of Volunteer spring drills.

“We were pleased with the kids and the effort we had,” AJ head coach David Moore said. “Hopefully, the players understand what we’re trying to accomplish.

“We’re trying to change the attitude here and we’re stressing working harder,” Moore said. “We feel that hard work is going to pay off in the long run.”

He noted the big key is the work to be done over the next couple of months.

“We began weights and conditioning on Monday,” Moore said. “Coach Bub Walters and his strength staff will be working with the players and that will be important because we need to get stronger. That’s an area we will be stressing and working on over the next few months.”

The AJ High football program will also host the Little Vols camp May 30-31 at the school from 9 to 11 a.m.

 The cost is $30 per camper and includes a camp T-shirt and lunch. For more details on the camp, call AJ High at (803) 475-2381.