GRAND SALINE — Scrimmage action Friday night went the way of the home team with the Indians scoring three times against the visiting Como-Pickton Eagles.
“It was a good scrimmage for us because our players faced a very physical Grand Saline team and we learned that we have to become more physical.” said Como-Pickton head football coach Conley Bland. “I am proud of our players for their effort and I think they agree that we have to work harder in practice. Several of them stepped up.”
Grand Saline scored one time against the Como-Pickton junior varsity and twice more against the Eagles varsity defense.
Como-Pickton was held scoreless on the night.
Bland continued, “We, as coaches, have to look for ways to help our young players perform and make sure that we are not expecting them to do things that they may not be ready for.”
“One of the two had long runs with two holding calls. Penalties were not marked off in the scrimmage, “ Bland said. “We did not score on offense, but we did intercept a pass that might have been a TD in a game situation. Overall, I am pleased with the scrimmage and I am proud of our players who faced a very physical opponent and did not quit. They will get better.”
The Eagles return to practice at the high school field. Workouts have been conducted 5-7:30 p.m. each week day.
Como-Pickton will scrimmage at Union Hill Thursday, Aug. 22 with the junior varsity beginning at 6 p.m., varsity to follow.
The Eagles open the regular season against Mildred at home Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
The team then has back-to-back away games against Harmony on Sept. 5 and Winona on Sept. 13. They return home to play Leonard on Sept. 20 before having an open date Sept. 20.
The Eagles start district at Cooper, Oct. 4.
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