McKinney Boyd played its annual spring football game Thursday night at the Broncos’ auxiliary field. The final result was a 52-35 victory in favor of the Boyd Offensive Team. The night began with the incoming freshman class running out onto the field following an introduction from Boyd head football coach Don Drake. The fifth-year head coach then welcomed the Bronco alumni in attendance. The players stood on the field and introduced themselves by name and year graduated and included such players as Cody Seaber, Justin Cordova, A.J. Groce, Jonovan Griffin, and Jeff Fuller.
It was a night of hard-hitting action, as you will see in the Top 10 video at the bottom of the screen. Make sure you check back later for a full game video recap of all the action. Here are the TownSquareBuzz.com picks for the offensive and defensive players of the game.
Offensive MVP – Curtis Ladd – QB – So.
Four of the Top 10 plays of the game came courtesy of this young man. What a performance. In a football game that normally serves as a showcase for the skills of the upperclassmen, this soon-to-be sophomore dazzled with his arm as well as his legs as he capped off the Offensive Team’s victory with a 60-yard touchdown run. With spring football now in the books, the position of starting quarterback for the 2011 season is still uncertain but Ladd definitely made a case for himself Thursday night.
Defensive MVP – Jamal Palmer – DE – Sr.
This one was easy. The great thing about watching Jamal Palmer play defense is not only do you get to watch this guy make offensive tackles look down right weak and silly, but you also get to hear the impact every time he makes contact with a running back or scrambling quarterback. Palmer had a field day Thursday night as he pretty much did what he wanted every down. You could tell just by watching him play that he’s chomping at the bit to get back to Friday night football. There were several McKinney North Bulldogs in attendance and with that opening game just 98 days away, I suggest they start working on those blocking schemes as quickly as they can.
-Joe Arriola, TownSquareBuzz.com