Race for Greenville#039;s starting quarterback spot heating up

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 6, 2005

Like most public schools around the state, Greenville took part in its first practice in full pads.

Interim coach Mike Williams said the Tigers spent most of Thursday continuing to work on fundamentals, but closed out the day with 3-on-3 drills.

"I think once we got to 3-on-3 drills Thursday turned into an average practice," Williams said. "I was pretty impressed with how some of the guys played to turn it into an average practice."

For most teams in Butler County, Greenville has had to overcome inclement weather. Williams said it has been a hard task of late to find a suitable place to practice where the turf hasn't already been torn up.

Despite the turf problems, Williams said the battle for the starting quarterback position is heating up. David Stephenson and Lynn Lewis seem to be neck and neck.

"The quarterbacks are doing better than I expected," Williams said. "The are picking up the offense pretty well. They just need to fine-tune a few things."

But some players have not impressed like Williams thought they would.

"Some guys are out here and look like Tarzan and play like Jane," he said. "But then there are some who look like Jane and are playing like Tarzan."

School opens on Monday, so practices generally will begin around 3:30 p.m.