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Sylvan Hills football | Doss shows off arm, wheels

The Bears up right where they left off from last season.

Literally.

On the first play of the Robinson Scrimmage Tuesday night, senior quarterback Trajan Doss kept the ball on a traditional veer read and scampered around the corner for a 70-yard touchdown, the results pleased Sylvan Hills coach Jim Withrow.

“I was happy with the execution,” he said.

And the Bears couldn’t have executed anymore perfectly racking up 339 total offensive yards in one quarter with 47 coming on a run by senior tailback Fred Williams, who got most of the carries for the Varsity offense.

Contributing to the Bears 33 total points in the first scrimmage were Marlon Clemons, who scored on a jet sweep, a one-yard from Williams, a reception by Cameron Dews for the final score of the quarter as the Bears won 33-21.

For their second quarter of the scrimmage, the Bears faced 5A-West Greenbrier, that plays a fast-paced offense.

Doss was able to find Nathan Thomas for several big catches but turnovers were a problem for Sylvan Hills.

“We can’t turn the ball over and beat quality teams,” Withrow said. “It’s not a secret and we know it.”

The only touchdown of the quarter for the Bears came from Doss, who scored on an impressive, 24-yard scramble that turned into a score.

Sylvan Hills starts the season next Friday with a trip to Vilonia, a team that beat last season.

“This is a well coach and physical 5A West team so they will be very good,” Withrow said. “We know it will be tough.”

Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. next Friday at Vilonia.

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