Under the lights: Charles Henderson Trojans hold final scrimmage before start of the regular season
Published 3:00 am Saturday, August 13, 2016
The Charles Henderson Trojans played their second and final scrimmage of the summer on Friday.
“They were excited to come out here and play,” said Trojans head coach Brad McCoy. “The weather was cool, and it cooperated with us. When you go into the second scrimmage you still have bugs and a lot of things that don’t go right. Hopefully with the film we watch on Monday will shine some light on the areas that we need to work on the most.”
Both high school and middle school teams participated in the scrimmage. At the high school level, the offense struggled to find a steady rhythm against the defense.
“That is common,” McCoy said. “With some of things we are trying to do like motions, shifts and different formations, that is to expected. Coach Dunn and our defensive staff are great coaches, and they do a great job at getting our players ready to play. They run to the football, and they know their assignments.”
The middle school players enjoyed the opportunity to play under the lights and in front of a crowd.
“It was great,” McCoy said. “I am excited about what the future holds for our community and for our school. We have a lot kids playing football, and we want to make it fun for them. We want to give them recognition. The kids like that. We feel like we have something going here and we want them to be a part of it.”
Both the high school and middle school teams kick off the regular season next week, with the varsity team traveling to play rival Pike County at 7 p.m. Friday.
“This is when it gets fun,” McCoy said. “The easy part is finished, which is weird to say with all the camps and two-a-days during the summer. Now we have pressure added to everything else. This week is going to be fun. The kids are going to be excited. It’s Pike County. They are nine miles down the road and like always it’s a big game.”