Max Barnett

Max Barnett fires a pass during the Bison 7v7 at Riverdale. 

MURFREESBORO - The Bison are competing hard this preseason.

Following a few conditioning days after the TSSAA dead period it was time to take to the air trying to fine tune the aerial attack. 

Traveling to Rutherford County, the Bison competed in the Warriors’ 7-on-7 in hopes of building chemistry and working on their techniques in the secondary. 

“It was a good work day for us,” Station Camp head coach Shaun Hollinsworth said. “It showed us what we didn’t do well and what areas we need to keep working on this off-season.”

Quarterback Max Barnett ran the offense for the Bison and the rust was apparent to Hollinsworth, but the senior signal caller continued to progress nicely as the day moved along.

“I thought at first our timing was off and our routes were not crisp enough,” Hollinsworth added. “Our quarterback situation in rusty and I thought we tried to force some things and not take what the defense was giving us. We did some positive things but we weren’t as sharp as I wanted to see.”

More than the offense got work as the secondary was continuously tested by the opposition. 

“I thought we had lazy feet and we didn’t stay in our backpedal well. I thought our secondary ball awareness could have been better.”

Finding the positives out of the day, Hollinsworth added that the work day will benefit the Bison down the road. 

“The positive of the day is that this will help us better prepare for game time,” he said. “The kids gave great effort and you are always pleased when you know your guys worked as hard as they could.”

Station Camp will host Whites Creek on July 18 at 10 a.m. for more 7-on-7 work before getting into daily practices. 

The Bison host McGavock on August 2 for their first padded scrimmage of the preseason. 

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