Bastrop Rams Spring Football Notes

All-in-all, Bastrop coach Thomas Bachman was pleased with the Rams' progress over the spring.

"It's been a good offseason," Bachman said. "We've been grinding on the kids pretty hard in the weight room. Some of them still have a ways to go, but for the most part, they've stepped up."

Bachman says it is imperative that the Rams continue to make strides over the summer.

"The summer is the key," Bachman said. "Like I tell the kids all the time, when you become better, we become better. We all need to take that approach from the coaches on down to the kids. We have three months to do it and it's going to go by fast. Before you know it, it will be Sept. 6 and we'll be kicking the ball off against Huntington. That's just the way it is."

7-ON-7: Bastrop will play in a 24-team tournament at West Monroe on June 28-29.

Traveling to Springdale, Ark. for the second straight year, the Rams will play in their final 7-on-7, July 11-13.

Bachman said the Rams will likely add another tournament in mid-June.

FALL SCRIMMAGE: Alexandria Senior High will visit Ram Stadium for a preseason scrimmage on Aug. 22 or 23.

RODNEY JACKSON, the Rams' lone returning starter on the offensive line, appears to have made a smooth transition from left tackle to center.

"Rodney's just an incredible kid," Bachman said. "I'm pretty sure he hasn't missed a day since I've been at Bastrop High School."

INJURIES: Starting linebackers Kentreylus Hill-Pates (foot) and Chad Rawls (MCL) missed Thursday's scrimmage against Ouachita.

SCOUTING: Coaches from Georgia, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, LSU, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, Southern Mississippi, Texas (and perhaps others) attended Thursday's scrimmage. Ouachita wide receiver Cameron Sims was the star attraction.