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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Rams visit Lions for spring scrimmage

  • Bastrop High's revamped offensive line will get its first test when the Rams take on Ouachita on Thursday afternoon at 5 p.m.
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  • Closing out spring football drills, the Bastrop Rams visit Ouachita on Thursday for a 5 p.m. scrimmage.
    Both teams will run 48 offensive plays (28 first team, 20 second team), followed by a 15-minute quarter.
    Bastrop's number one priority this spring has been replacing four starters on the offensive line. Rodney Jackson, the lone returning starter, has moved from left tackle to center. David Palmer, the only other 2012 letterman on the O-line, has slid into the left tackle spot. Rounding out today's starters are left guard Horozanta Foster, right guard Josh Bostick and right tackle Chris Givens.
    Christian Doaty has moved into the starting quarterback role after seeing action in nine games as a sophomore.
    The Rams' running back rotation remains intact with the return of Antwone Green and Kevin Heard. Jamari Payne is the top returning receiver.
    Linebacker Kentreylus Hill-Pates, tackle Johnnie Marsaw and safety Lester Lee head the Rams' defensive returnees.
    Third-year Bastrop head coach Thomas Bachman is concerned about the Rams' lack of depth at this point.
    "We're going to struggle to put two groups together," Bachman said. "I just hope we can execute (in the scrimmage), but that's a big if. We're just putting it all together right now. I think we're going to be OK once we go through the summer program and get some of our young kids grown up.
    "We have a bunch of freshmen who are about to be sophomores, but they're still freshmen now."
    Bastrop is coming off of an 8-4 record, including a 42-21 loss to Teurlings Catholic in the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs.
    Ouachita was 10-3 last season, advancing to the Class 5A quarterfinals, before dropping a 23-19 verdict to eventual state champion Rummel.
    Wide receiver Cameron Sims, a consensus four-star recruit, leads the Lions.
    "Cameron Sims has been offered by everybody in the country," Bachman said.

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