The Hardin Simmons Cowboys wrapped up fall camp with a scrimmage against Texas Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon.
The Cowboys and Rams scrimmaged for two quarters, and HSU found themselves in the end zone quite a few times.
It was a successful fall for the Cowboys. The quarterback position was the biggest question mark going into fall camp, and after the scrimmage, head coach Jesse Burleson was pleased with what he saw from his QBs today.
“Any time that you’re breaking down a new quarterback and seeing if those guys can operate and move the offense down the field, that’s what you want to see and we had two guys get in there that haven’t necessarily started a season,” Jesse Burleson said.
“We have had some guys play games but for those guys to both get in there and move the ball down the field, that’s what you want to see every time. We realize we definitely have two guys that can make plays. Marc [Reed] takes off on the first play of the game for a 70, 80 yard run, you like to see that,” Burleson said.
“Then, Ty [Hooper] jumps in there and executes and does what he does best and moves the chains up and down the field and I think the biggest thing we see is we’ve got two dynamic guys and we’ve got a couple guys waiting in the wings that are ready for their opportunity too.”
Along with the quarterbacks putting in work on Saturday, senior receiver Reese Childress was also praised for one specific play where he hurdled a defender and stayed on his feet to reach the end zone.
It was an insane, Ezekiel Elliott-esque football move, but Coach Burleson was not that surprised by it.
“Right before that, Reese had not fielded a punt so I kind of got on him when he came to the sideline there,” Burleson said. “He got that mad look on his face and then came down there and hurdled the guy, went in there, and scored so I said, ‘I guess I’ve got to get on you every time for not fielding a punt every time if you’re going to go hurdle guys and go score,’ so it’s just Reese doing Reese things man, he’s pretty impressive.”
The Cowboys are two weeks away from their first game of the season. They travel to Trinity on September 8th.