GILMER —The Como-Pickton Eagles ended their scoring drought and had a much better scrimmage this week according to coaches.
C-P head coach Conley Bland said the was more physical in their Thursday matchup in Union Hill.
In the first scrimmage, they were shut out by Grand Saline.
Thursday’s action saw Como-Pickton rolled up 200 total yards of offense.
The Eagles had a 1-0 lead in scores in the scrimmage.
“We were a lot more physical in the scrimmage and several players made significant progress in their development,” said Bland. “Overall statisticaly, we were much more improved. But the turnovers are a major problem.”
Como-Pickton had three fumbles on the night and one interception.
Christian Hill paced the rushing game with 15 carries for 73 yards, averaging 4.9 yards a carry. Hill had one touchdown.
Other top rushers were - Zach Robinson, nine totes for 50 yards (5.6 average) and Cody Fite ran twice for 10 yards (5.0 average).
Fite, at quarterback, completed six of 10 passes (60 percent) for 58 yards with one interception. Tyler Kearns threw one pass, completing it for a 9-yard gain. Three different Eagles caught at least two passes in the scrimmage against Union Hill.
Blake Neal had two grabs for 29 yards (14.5 average); Cole Mitchell caught two for 16 yards (8.0 average) and John Collins two for 13 (6.5 average). Dantae Hall had one catch for nine yards.
Bland added, “Our turnovers occured during the controlled part of the scrimmage. So it was good that we didn’t make mistakes during the game-like portion of the scrimmage.”
“Our players came out of the scrimmage feeling positive, but they understand that we have to continue working to improve, especially against our future opponents. We start now to get ready for Mildred,” Bland added.
The Eagles host Mildred at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30.
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