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Rams adjusting to the spread offense

Lance Eldridge (Source: WALB) Lance Eldridge (Source: WALB)
Ben Simmons (Source: WALB) Ben Simmons (Source: WALB)
Malik Dassie (Source: WALB) Malik Dassie (Source: WALB)
WORTH CO., GA (WALB) -

When you head out to Milt Miller Field Friday night and see the worth county rams actually passing the ball.

Your eyes won't be deceiving you.

Worth County is two days away from it's home opener.

This offseason has been about adjusting to the spread offense.

The Rams ran the run-heavy wing-t offense under Jason Tone the past four seasons.

This year Ben Simmons has brought over the spread from Turner County.

Expect the ball to be flying around Sylvester this season.

And Simmons has been working on it all with his new squad.

"Basically the formations, blocking schemes, route running, receiving catching," said Simmons. "Those basic things our kids have had to adjust to and learn even more."

He's leaned on veteran leaders like running back Malik Dassie and quarterback Lance Eldridge to get the Rams on board.

Eldridge is coming into his senior year and second under center. But this will be his first year airing the ball out, and he's been grinding to expand his game.

"Working on my steps. Throwing concepts. Last year we were handing the ball off 90 percent of the time. coming in running the spread has gotten me a better opportunity to make reads and sling the ball."

He'll need to sling the ball well Friday night.

Worth County will host rival Thomas County Central to open the season.

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