|North Harrison scrimmages WW|
|Written by George Browning|
|Wednesday, 15 August 2012 00:00|
North Harrison and West Washington treated their scrimmage last Friday just like a real game, giving both teams a chance to evaluate where they are before the start of the season this week.
Even though score wasn’t kept, the scrimmage allowed both teams to practice offense, defense, and kicking.
The offenses got 15 downs starting at their own 35, the defense had to defend the end zone at their own 10 yard line, and then both teams had six kicking plays.
Overall, West Washington Head Coach, Phillip Bowsman, was happy with the game.
“We saw things we need to shore up on and get better at, but that’s the intention of a scrimmage,” said Bowsman. “I was pleased with our physicality and pleased that we could get plenty of guys in and evaluate them.”
Bowsman has confidence in his team. Even though the defensive line gave up a couple of touchdowns, he feels that the Senators are in a good spot for the upcoming season.
“If we can stay healthy, we have potential for a successful season,” said Bowsman. “We need to learn from our mistakes, stay healthy and keep the desire to improve week after week.”
North Harrison’s new Head Football Coach, Mark Williamson, was also happy with the Cougar’s performance.
“It was a pretty good scrimmage for our first time out,” said Williamson. “We have a long way to go, but we can be a competitive team.”
The offensive line executed well and had a strong showing at the quarterback and running back positions.
However, Williamson believes the defensive line had a hard time tackling, missing 20 tackles on 47 plays.
“We’re still in the process of getting to know each other,” said Williamson. “I like my guys, I like the group I have. We can be competitive and I’m looking forward to getting better every week.”