Southside coach Jeff Carrow (left) calls a play during the team’s first 7-on-7 exhibition of the summer at Northside High School on Thursday.
Southside coach Jeff Carrow (left) calls a play during the team’s first 7-on-7 exhibition of the summer at Northside High School on Thursday.

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Seahawks getting defensive

Published 4:26pm Friday, July 19, 2013

Though they were playing in their first 7-on-7 of the summer you would never be able to tell from watching the Seahawks defense.
The unit put on a strong showing Thursday during a round-robin exhibition at Northside that featured the hosting Panthers along with Camden and Manteo.
Under the direction of first-year head coach Jeff Carrow and defensive coordinator Andre Quinerly the Seahawks flocked to the ball, batting down several passes and intercepting many more.
“Well, first off we got a great hire in Coach Quinerly,” Carrow said. “I coached with him at Greene Central. He was defensive coordinator over there and we’re blessed to have him on our staff this year. He is an outstanding coach and really knows how to reach the kids in a positive way and get the best out of them.”
The Southside defense looked sharp as they continually hampered the passing attacks of Northside, Manteo and Camden.
Carrow spent his first summer as the head coach of the Seahawks focusing more on team practices and workouts and said he likes what he has seen saw far.
“For the most part we’ve met most of our team goals,” Carrow said. “One of our goals was to answer adversity and we did that. We had tough, tough early season workouts. We struggled a little bit with our numbers but we answered in the right away.
“I wanted to make sure we had a good showing (at the scrimmage). We’ve been doing a lot of inter-squad stuff. For our first showing I’m pretty pleased. As coaches we got out of it what we need. We saw some stuff that we have to work on. But, overall I’m pleased.”
Carrow said for the attitude at camp has been a good one.
“The morale has been real good,” Carrow said. “We had two real good workouts before the 7-on-7. The coaches are positive, the players are positive and we’re excited.”

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