Tigers ready for Friday’s scrimmage
Frenship football will get to hit someone else for the first time this season Friday night in the first of two preseason scrimmages.
The Tigers take on Lubbock-Cooper in Woodrow, with varsity slated to take the field at 7 p.m.
“It’s not so much who we’re playing and how we stack up against them as it is about our effort and our execution and our evaluation of our kids,” Frenship coach Brad Davis said on Monday.
The first-teamers will get 27 plays each of offense and defense, while the second-teamers will get 22 plays on both sides of the ball, Davis said.
Frenship began the first week of practice last week, and recently began the first few days of true two-a-days.
Davis said recent UIL rule changes haven’t affected the Tigers in the slightest, and his team made a smooth transition from the summer program to fall practice.
The Tigers have gotten better each day of full pads, Davis reported, and he hopes they continue the trend through Friday’s scrimmage.
“We want to evaluate and make sure we’ve got kids in the right spots, see where we are, see if we need to make any changes,” he said. “And hopefully we play hard and get after Cooper.”
The main things the coaches will look at is the timing of the offense and making sure the defense has all of its keys.
Davis also said he wants to make sure the players are being aggressive and making plays, and he will use the game to determine the accuracy of his preseason depth chart.
“If we got kids that we feel like need to be moved up the depth chart after scrimmage, then that’s what we’ll do,” he said.
Some of the key position battles during fall camp should be at wide receiver and defensive back, as the Tigers have a bevy of skill players competing for playing time.
Cade Davis is the only receiver who is firmly entrenched. Defensively, Will Wyatt has laid claim to the starting strong safety position.
Other than that, there is going to be good competition for playing time, and players can make their mark Friday.
After one week of practice, Davis couldn’t name one player who has stood out, as the entire team has shown up ready to go.
“As far as I’m concerned, everybody has executed well,” Davis said, “and we’re pleased with the first full week of work. I can’t really point out one kid that stands out. We hope all of them stand out Friday.”
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