CCHS hosts OTA with Montgomery Catholic

Published 5:22 pm Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Chilton County High School hosted Montgomery Catholic in an organized team activity between the two squads on July 10.

The OTA was the second event that CCHS has taken part in this summer. The Tigers hosted a 7-on-7 camp with Isabella and Thorsby on June 28.

Receivers and defensive backs worked on their passing schemes, while the defensive and offensive lines matched up and worked on their technique at the other end of the field.

“It’s all about us seeing something different,” CCHS quarterback Shi-Keem Laister said. “We’ve put a lot of work in this summer, and to see it when it pays off is good.”

Laister is preparing to enter his first full season as the starting quarterback at CCHS.

According to Laister, the summer drills are helpful as he continues to work on the timing between him and the receiving corps.

“There’s a difference from when we first started,” Laister said. “I’m getting a little bit more comfortable with my receivers, and they’re getting more comfortable with me.”

Senior Cade Williams plays middle linebacker and is in charge of making sure that his fellow teammates are lined up correctly and in the proper position to make a play on the ball when it comes their way.

“It’s about making sure that you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing,” Williams said.

According to Williams, the linebacker corps is solid across the board, and he is confident in what he has seen from the group so far this summer.

Seeing a different colored jersey lined up across from them is something that the players really enjoy.

“It’s a little more competitive than practice, but not nearly what you’ll find in a game, obviously,” Williams said.

Tal Morrison is entering his second season as head coach, after coming in and just beginning to lay the foundation this time last year.

“We’re still young, but we’re making progress,” Williams said. “I feel like the intensity is up, and we’re just trying to get after it.”

With a year under everyone’s belt, Laister can see the strides of improvement that have been made during that time.

“I think the chemistry is going to be a lot better,” Laister said.