Charles Henderson runs through scripted scrimmage

Published 1:38 am Saturday, August 18, 2012

There weren’t many surprises in Charles Henderson’s scripted scrimmage Friday night but head coach Mike Dean learned a little more about his team heading into next week’s Pike County Classic against Pike County High School.

“That’s why we do things like this. We want to see or mistakes, take them to the film room, polish them, and get back out and fix it,” Dean said. “We don’t want to make these mistakes at Bayside. We want to make them in practice so we can correct them.”

The Trojans ran through more than 50 scripted plays at Veterans Memorial Stadium in front of a hefty crowd of onlookers.

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With just one week before Charles Henderson plays it first live game, Dean and company will be working to polish and fine tune before heading to Brundidge.

“I saw a lot of big eyes tonight. I think they realize why we’ve been doing what we’ve been doing,” Dean said. “We’re looking to polish up on the little things but the biggest thing is finding that one heartbeat.”

Dean said the goal of the scrimmage was to  give his players work in a game scenario.

“We practice situations everyday in every phase of the game,” Dean said. “This was a chance to put it into action.”

After Pike County, the Trojans will head to Daphne to take on Bayside Academy on Aug. 31 in the team’s regular season opener.

Charles Henderson will play in Class 4A in 2012 after dropping from 5A and finishing 6-6 last season.