Saturday, August 21, 2010

Tide hits someone else

Quarterback Tyler Harrison follows through on a pass.
After the first week of two-a-days, the 2010 Columbia High School football team got the chance Saturday morning to hit someone else this morning on the hill.
That someone else was York Suburban, who torched the Tide for 62 points a year ago.
The Michael Burke III era got off to a pretty good start as the Tide, coming off its first winless season since the 1950s,  as they punched in three scores.
The scrimmage started with the first units running 15 plays each, with the Tide finding the end zone on the 14th play on a 56-yard pass and run from new quarterback Tyler Harrison to D.J. Wells.
Harrison was 4 for 5 in the first 15 plays for about 90 yards.
Defensively, the Tide had a couple of sacks and a fumble recovery in the first 15 plays.
Columbia also dominated the second team play during another 10 and 10 series.
The two teams also played seven series under game conditions, where the Tide scored twice -- one on a long pass from Harrison to Michael Burke IV and another on a short run from Brock Taylor.
Columbia did give up six first downs to the Trojans, but stopped YS twice inside the 30.
Coach Burke told the team after the scrimmage there was still a lot of work to do with opening night less than two weeks away.
Columbia will scrimmage at Hanover Friday.
Veteran official Dennis Bachman talks with the York Suburban players.

Defensively, the Tide played pretty good.

Quarterback pressure

Linebackers in action

Dunking for the Tide

 The Columbia High School athletic program was the benefactor of a dunk tank at Union Station today. Coaches in the "tank" were Scott Rupp, Mark Wisler, Mike Burke and Michel Burke among others.