It’s not over until it’s over.
That is the approach Southeast High head football coach Paul Maechle is taking as he prepares for his spring football game next Friday (May 21st) against Cardinal Mooney.
The Seminoles will have one more practice day available after the game and the veteran coach plans to use it. He says the kids who don’t get to play much in the spring game will practice again and he might set up a scrimmage.
Maecthle will end spring practice without anyone cementing down the tailback job. He plans to run the ball by committee against Cardinal Mooney and that could continue into next season.
While no one has emerged as the guy who deserves to get the rock on almost every carry, the most pleasant surprise of spring football has been defensive end Bobby Wooten. Maechtle said he has stood out and solidified a spot in the ‘Noles starting lineup.
Listed at 5-8, 175 pounds, the rising senior might not have the size you would want in a defensive end, but he has shown a toughness that more than makes up for what might be perceived as a negative.
He is one of many talented players who have been attracting college scouts to practices at Southeast.
Maechtle said he has had assistant coaches from Florida, Miami and Ohio State, among others, attend his practices. Receiver Bo Brand has gotten most of the attention, but there are others who could land a scholarship to a Division I school, including quarterback Dyron Speight.