The McPherson High School football team completed its four-day minicamp on Friday by hosting a scrimmage against Hays High School and Clay Center High School.

What stood out the most to Bullpup's head coach Jace Pavlovich was the aggression from his players. That included the younger Pups who saw some playing time on the field.

"I was really proud of some of our younger kids that haven't been playing football. They really stepped up in a big way," Pavlovich said. "Some of our kids that are new to football have done a tremendous job."

Pavlovich wanted to make proper evaluation in each position. It was right time to plug in some plays and see what works and what does not.

"We wanted to see where we're at. We had a great film with the drone out here. We just wanted to see things on film. When we go to Hays, we're going to sprinkle kids in. We may go to with the one offensive line and the two backfield or three backfield."

One of the questions for Pavlovich going into the 2019 season is the quarterback position. Kaleb Hoppes, Aidan Hoover and Dylan Rinker are the top three candidates and each had an equal amount of reps. However, Pavlovich is still undecided on who will lead the offense.

"It's hard to tell, live, so we're going to go and evaluate the tape, " Pavlovich said. "It's just based off what we see on tape. There is certain aspects on the field that we look forward to in terms of leadership, and all three of our guys have it right now."

Luckily for Pavlovich, the Bullpups have a right amount of depth in each position. Pavlovich encouraged his potential backup players to continue to compete until their name is called.

"Going into this season, that's exactly what you need if you want to make it to the drive," Pavlovich said. "Our kids, where we're at in the program, understand that they might be a two or a three, but in the course of the season, they might be a starter. You just never know."

What's next for the Bullpups is they will head over to Hays for their training camp starting on Sunday.

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