By ERIC VICCARO
Bowie High School head football coach Dylan Stark said he’s eagerly awaiting Friday’s home scrimmage versus Bridgeport.
The event will begin at 5 p.m., with the Bowie and Bridgeport junior varsity teams squaring off, followed by a period with just freshmen and then varsity action begins at 7:07 p.m.
“We will get a lot of reps,” Stark said. “They (Bridgeport) have more than 100 kids out, and we have more than 60. It’s going to be good to see somebody else.”
Stark said all drives will start on the 30-yard line. Should a team advance the ball inside the opposition’s 20, teams will enter four-down mode.
Turnovers, either fumbles or interceptions, will be blown dead at the spot.
Bridgeport is a stout Conference 4A school.
Nocona will have a home scrimmage at 6 p.m. on Friday versus Windthorst at Jack Crain Stadium.
“The varsity players will have four sets of 10 plays, and the junior varsity will have two sets of 10 plays, and then a set of five,” said Nocona coach Brad Keck, when asked about the format.
Keck said the goal of the scrimmage is to emerge healthy, and the coaching staff will be using the time as an evaluation tool.
Saint Jo will scrimmage both Savoy and Tioga at 6:30 p.m. at Harley Sewell Field, and Victory Christian of Decatur also will participate.
“We just added Savoy,” said Saint Jo head coach Chad Tallon. “It’s always exciting to get to this week, with the first scrimmage.”
Tallon expects to see a reloaded Tioga contingent; however, the Bulldogs fell short of the playoffs last year despite a heap of talent. Savoy doesn’t have fast Alex Caldwell any longer since he’s graduated.
Saint Jo will play Savoy in a 20-minute period at the end of the scrimmage. Other periods will vary in length from 10 to 15 minutes, and shift from offense to defense.
At 9 a.m. on Saturday, Covenant Classical of Fort Worth will square off against Forestburg – as if there wasn’t enough happening there this weekend – and Gold-Burg will play host to Notre Dame in a scrimmage at Joe Corpening Field in Stoneburg. Read more in the Aug. 10 Bowie News.
The Bowie High School football team will get to lineup against somebody else this coming Friday as the Jackrabbits face Conference 4A Bridgeport. The scrimmage will begin with junior varsity at 5 p.m. at Jackrabbit Stadium. (News photo by Dani Blackburn)