FEATURE: Ground-based Brock Eagles find plenty to be gained in 7-on-7 state run

Lining up in the shotgun with four or five receivers out wide has never really been the Brock Eagles’ thing.

Coach Chad Worrell has long preferred a more straight-ahead, smash-mouth style to the “basketball on grass” of the spread era — a philosophical decision that, to this point, has paid off handsomely for his young, but thriving program.

So it would be natural to question the value the 7-on-7 game, which relies exclusively on spread-based passing attacks, might have for a Brock team that can count its pass attempts on two hands most fall Friday nights.

Ask the Brock players, though, and you’ll find that the 7-on-7 season holds immense value. It just might not come in the areas one first suspects.

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