Cameron High School junior tight end Cayden Fletcher hauls in a catching during last Saturday’s Black and Gold Scrimmage at Dave Goodwin Memorial Field.

CHS Dragons air it out for Black and Gold Scrimmage

The community got their first look at the Cameron High School Dragon Football Team’s new double-wing offensive scheme during last Saturday’s Black and Gold Scrimmage.

Although more of a showcase than a full-contact scrimmage, the Dragons proved their run-heavy, triple-option attack can be just as deadly through the air than on the ground.

“Tonight, was the last night of our camp. We had a 2-1/2 hour practice this morning. We just wanted to do an hour tonight with some folks in the stands, and get the kinks out of the way for most of them. We put the ball in the air probably more than we ever will, maybe the whole season. It’s good, the folks want to see that, but I told the kids ‘Tonight is just a practice,’” Cameron coach Wes Bell said. 

One player looking to make an immediate impact in the passing game is first-year receiver Daylin Cruickshank. Despite not having played organized football since eighth grade, Cruickshank developed his athletic skills as a basketball player, earning All-Midland Empire Conference honors last season. During Saturday’s scrimmage, Cruickshank reeled in a circus catch on a post route. 

“I just wanted to play with my friends. It’s my last year. For basketball, I can go ahead, get in shape and have fun,” Cruickshank said. “… It’s definitely a lot different, between basketball practice and football practice, but it’s been a lot of fun. It helps with basketball. You can’t be weak. You have to be tough, and get the job done.”



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