PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Curon Cordon’s receiving debut with Hurricane was on display Saturday as the Redskins scrimmaged at Parkersburg South.
It was just one of many around the state this weekend as Week 1 of the season quickly approaches, just over a week away.
Cordon, a senior, transferred to Hurricane back in January after finishing his junior year with 47 catches for 900 yards and nine touchdowns at South Charleston.
“Curon (Cordon) made a couple of nice catches (on Saturday) and Dakota (Williams) had a nice touchdown catch,” said Hurricane coach Jeremy Taylor. “We already knew that Christian Hill and Payton Lunsford could run the ball pretty well – so we threw a lot today, probably more than we will in the regular season.
“But you have to work on things that you don’t do well,” he continued. “Coming into today, I didn’t think that we threw the ball very well. But I think we got a lot better today and we took a big step forward.”
The Redskins have been working junior Nathan Roy and sophomore Austin Womack at quarterback with the eventual starter replacing the graduated Dylan Plumley.
“I think both quarterbacks are pretty even,” Taylor said. “We have two quarterbacks battling for it and both of them made some good plays. Both of them also made some mistakes – and that drives you crazy. But I was pretty pleased with the effort, guys were getting around the ball.”
Despite just the two returning starters offensively, there is plenty of depth and returning experience defensively — a group that lost just three starters and returned 15 players with varsity playing experience.
Part of that defensive strength includes 6-foot-2, 215 pound junior linebacker J.T. Cooper who had the biggest hit of the day on Saturday.
“(J.T.) Cooper, (linebacker) Payton Lunsford and (defensive end) Steven Shine –…