Scott rushed for over 100 yards — in the first quarter.
It didn’t take long for Warner Christian transfer Marvin Scott to make an impression in his first outing with Spruce Creek.
At the 9:12 mark in the first quarter in the Hawks’ spring game against Leesburg, Scott took a handoff from quarterback Andrew Acebal and sprinted 71 yards for a touchdown. By the end of the first quarter, the rising junior had recorded three touchdowns and 132 rushing yards — on seven carries.
Scott rushed for 200 yards and four scores on 12 carries before the game was canceled in the third quarter due to lightning, as Spruce Creek steamrolled Leesburg 35-0 on the night of Tuesday, May 15, at Leesburg High School.
“He’s as good as advertised,” Hawks coach Andy Price said of Scott. “Some nights are going to be like that, and some nights, he’s going to have to carry it 35 times. He’s going to have a really good career here.”
On top of Scott’s performance, the Hawks also saw a promising showing by Acebal, a rising sophomore.
Acebal completed 4-of-7 passes for 61 yards and a touchdown, including a 36-yard toss to receiver Hayden Flood near the end of the first half. Acebal, who is tasked with replacing three-year starter Kyle Minckler, made a claim as the Hawks’ top signal caller.
“He had a better night tonight [than Jason McCoy],” Price said. “But it’s early. We’ve got all summer, 7-on-7, stuff like that. So, we’ll see. It’s a day-by-day thing. We’ll try to evaluate them and see who steps up.”
And with spring practice nearing its end, the Hawks head into summer practices with several goals in mind: “Get bigger, faster, stronger,” Price said. “Like everyone else.”