Posted October 21, 2011 by
Under • Tips & Tricks • Guest Post • Coaching & Athletics
Springfield High (Ill.) School has developed a reputation for their quick moving offense that’s able to pick up big chunks of yardage in a short amount of time. The Senators aren’t afraid to sling it around and they’re very familiar with empty backfield sets. This season Springfield has developed a running attack that’s the best they’ve had in years. It helps to have dynamic backs like Malik Harrison, with his great speed, and the very elusive Chase Thompson. It also helps that they have some ground movers on the offensive line that are as good at run blocking as they are at protecting the quarterback.
This week we sat down with Senators’ head coach Mike Taylor, to break down a couple of the run options they use with the senior tailback, Thompson, in the backfield. He shows us the zone-blocking scheme they use on their basic “inside run” play and then shows us how they take advantage of the agility of their front line to set up a successful counter.