Spring camp rolled on Tuesday for the USC football team as they hit the field once again, with only five practices left. This was their first practice after last Saturday’s scrimmage, which saw a less-than-impressive offensive showing. Much of today’s practice was devoted to fixing Friday’s mistakes, especially from the quarterbacks.Bouncing BackRedshirt sophomore quarterback Matt Fink participates in a throwing drill. Emily Smith | Daily TrojanThe scrimmage last week should have provided some much needed clarity on the quarterback depth chart. Instead, the disappointing performances of the prospective quarterbacks only raised more questions about the group’s future.“[The quarterbacks] were getting their eyes on the right spot,” head coach Clay Helton said about Saturday’s scrimmage. “They were just needing to get the ball out a little bit quicker.” Redshirt freshman Jack Sears had an especially rough outing, throwing two interceptions and struggling to connect on most of his passes. Redshirt sophomore Matt Fink was steadier, throwing no picks and completing many of his passes, yet he remained unspectacular, not taking shots down the field or attempting difficult throws. “We got a long way to go,” new quarterback coach Bryan Ellis said. “There were some positives, but when you come out and turn the ball over that many times, we’re not gonna win games doing that.” Ellis was more pleased with the passers’ progress on the field on Tuesday, though he still sees plenty of room for improvement. “We came out here and got a little better today,” Ellis said. Injury WatchSenior “predator” linebacker Porter Gustin continued his strong spring as he returns from the toe injury that kept him out for most of last season. Helton pointed out that “[Gustin] looks basically unblockable,” after he dominated offensive linemen for much of the day, including a would-be sack that would probably have sent the quarterback to the ER had it been a real game.Standout junior wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. returned to practice after missing time last week due to a shoulder injury. After practice, Pittman proclaimed that his shoulder “has never been better,” going on to describe the injury as only a minor stinger. Pittman has had a solid spring camp, likely cementing his role as a starting receiver opposite redshirt sophomore Tyler Vaughns. “I’ve been adding more to my route running,” Pittman said. “Before, I kinda relied on my physicality, and now I feel like I’m trying to be more of a route runner so I can add that to my tool box.”Redshirt sophomore running back Vavae Malepeai performed well in practice, as he returns from a few minor injuries that have nagged him for the past week. He impressed in the run segments of practice, showing his normal power and burst.Senior offensive tackle Chuma Edoga was pulled from practice due to a lower back injury, while junior linebacker Jordan Iosefa suffered a knee injury and needed to be pulled from the field. Helton mentioned that Iosefa’s injury did not seem major.
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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” Todayâ€™s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016:Fridayâ€¢Basketball, Wellington at Augusta.â€¢Wrestling at Rose Hill, 11 a.m.â€¢Special K Basketball at Wellington, 1 p.m.Saturdayâ€¢ACT Test.â€¢Wrestling at Rose Hill, 10 a.m.â€¢JV wrestling at Wichita South, 9 a.m.Todayâ€™s lunch â€” Sloppy Joe, Potato Wedges, Baked Beans, Mixed Fruit, Tostitos and Milk.Mondayâ€™s lunch â€” Chili, Tortilla Chips, Celery and Cucumbers, Cinnamon Roll, Peaches and Milk.Todayâ€™s News: *C-Team Boys and Girls basketball will be out at 2:30 today.Â Varsity and JV Girls Basketball will be out at 2:20.Â They will be marked Activity.*NHS will be having a fundraiser for the newly established Patti Sober Memorial Scholarship on Tuesday, February 9th during the basketball games at the high school. The 1st person to tweet the correct number of flyers that are hung up around the school will win a free surprise dessert with their meal. Tweet your guess @NHS Crusaders to be eligible.*Congratulations to the January Students of the Month:9th- Kayla Billington10th- Jacob McDonald11th- Kayma Brand12th- Kyle Robbins* There will be a Track Meeting on Monday from 3:15-3:20 in the weight room.*Senior Boys: If you are interested in dancing for the pep assembly next Friday, please meet in the High School Commons on Sunday @ 3:00!*The Homecoming Coronation will take place following the boys basketball game on Friday, February 12th. The homecoming dance will be immediately afterward. You can pre-order tickets for the dance during lunch next week for $3, or pay $5 at the door. There is a song suggestion box in Ms. Vaughn’s room. You can turn in suggestions until next Wednesday. You can sign-up out of town dates in the office. They need to be signed up by next Thursday.*Any sophomore who did not attend the Jostens meeting on Tuesday can stop in the counselors office to pick up a class ring packet. Packets are due on Tuesday, February 9th during lunch.*Homecoming is next week. Spirit week days are:Monday- ‘Merica MondayTuesday- Twinning TuesdayWednesday- Camo WednesdayThursday- Tie Dye ThursdayFriday- School Pride Friday*Has Valentine’s Day snuck up on you this year? Do you want to get something special for that special someone? Are you just craving a cookie? The leadership class will be selling Valentine’s day cookie grams during lunch February 8th,9th and 10th to be delivered on Friday February 12th.*Circle of Friends SOC Walk is on February 13th. Anyone wanting to join Ms. Gray at SOC this year will need to get a form from her and return it by February 5th to reserve a t-shirt. Let’s fill the bus!*Students and Staff: Today at 1:10 is our 1 and only home basketball game for Special K. It will only cost $1 for students to get into the game. Please give your money to your 7th hour teacher. Lets fill the stands with fans. Come out and support our team!*Hey Everyone! The day of Love is upon us and what better way to show your sweetheart or friend you care than by sending a Valengram to them! Valengrams will be sold at lunch today or you can talk to a choir member about how to purchase one! Please sign-up by Feb 8th!*Just a reminder- Please remember to donate to the Eisenhower shoe drive. You can put new or gently used shoes in the big orange box in the commons.Guidance news:Thursday, Feb. 11, Fort Hays State.Wednesday, Feb. 24 – Wichita State.Wednesday, April 20 – Butler Community Colleges.Today is Nationalâ€¦National Weatherpersonâ€™s DayNational Wear Red Day.Follow us on Twitter.