Local MAIS schools competing in scrimmages on Friday

Published 1:15 pm Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Ben’s Ford Christian School and Bowling Green School are competing in fall scrimmages on Friday, as the start of the regular season continues to draw closer.
Bowling Green is at home and faces Adams County Christian School with the game set to begin at 6 p.m.
The Buccaneers are coming off of a District 5AAA title. Last year, Bowling Green posted an 8-3 record and reached the first round of the Class AAA playoffs before being defeated by Adams, 30-19. Adams went on to capture the state title with a 29-17 victory over Indianola Academy.
The teams will play a pair of 10-minute quarters.
“I think the biggest thing is to stay healthy for both teams. We both have good teams and we want to both stay healthy,” Bowling Green coach Riley Boudreaux said. “We have a new quarterback and a bunch of different guys playing different positions. The offensive line has really stepped up. We’ve had big strides just when we went to camp last week. Hopefully it shows on Friday. There’s a lot of guys that are playing new positions. First live action, I want to see how we do. Defensively, we’re pretty athletic. I want to see us not miss tackles and make a bunch of plays.”
Ben’s Ford Christian School is taking to the road to play Wilkinson County Christian Academy.
This season, the Eagles are playing 8-man football.
The game will be a controlled scrimmage, as teams will run series of plays.
“We’re just excited about getting to go live against another team and we’re excited to see how our boys match up,” Ben’s Ford Christian School coach Tommy Pittman said. “Our boys have been working hard all summer, so it’ll be good to see them against somebody else.”
Pittman talked about what he is looking for in the scrimmage.
“Just some confidence from the kids. We have a good group of kids and I know we’ll match up well in the league that we’re in,” Pittman said. “We need to block, tackle and hang on to the ball and I’m confident we’ll do that, but it’ll good to see how we do against another team. We don’t really get to go live in practice because of our numbers. We can do 1-on-1 stuff, but we can’t match up our offense against our defense. Being able to go game time and wide open is what I’m excited about.”

Bowling Green School’s Kengie Gordon attempts to get past a defender during a game held last season.