Scrimmage week for LHSAA teams

Published 1:11 pm Tuesday, August 20, 2019

It is scrimmage week for LHSAA teams, as the regular season is just a little more than two weeks away.
Three local teams will compete on Thursday, with another playing on Friday.
Thursday’s games include Franklinton hosting Hammond, Pine playing at home against Albany and Bogalusa traveling to Fontainebleau.
On Friday, Varnado is at home playing against Tara.

Hammond at Franklinton
Franklinton is at home, playing Hammond Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m.
“We wanna execute in all three phases of the game,” Franklinton coach Jonathan Barber said. “We want to evaluate a couple of guys. It’s exciting for us to play another opponent.”
The teams will run series of plays with a pair of 10-minute quarters at the end. Special teams will also be in the scrimmage.

Albany at Pine
Pine is hosting Albany at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22.
“It’s a good chance to look at all of your players,” Pine coach Bradley Seal said. “You get to evaluate them against another team. The main thing is to come out of it with no injuries.”
Seal talked about what the coaches are looking for in the event.
“You want to be in the right formation and alignment,” Seal said. “We hope to have no turnovers and no mental mistakes.”
The scrimmage will feature some non-live special teams work, followed by series of plays, and will be capped off by a 12-minute quarter.

Bogalusa at Fontainebleau
Bogalusa is headed to Fontainebleau for a scrimmage that begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22.
“I’m looking forward to the scrimmage — that way we can go against somebody else than ourselves,” Bogalusa coach Adam Brumfield said. “I know the kids are looking forward to that. (Fontainebleau) coach (Christopher) Blocker and his staff do a good job at Fontainebleau. I know they’ll have their kids ready.
“We’re going against one of the biggest schools in Louisiana, so they’ll have more players than us. We need to be in shape. Hopefully this is a chance to let our kids know that we need to be in shape to play four quarters. It should be a good prep game for the jamboree.”
The scrimmage features series of plays, special teams, red zone work, goal line work and the scrimmage will cap off with a 12-minute live quarter.

Tara at Varnado
Varnado is at home on Friday to take on Tara at 7 p.m.
“It’s going to be a very controlled scrimmage,” Varnado coach Milton Green said. “We’re going to be looking at procedures, assignments, looking for different calls that we might do, but mainly it’s to work on the system of our plays. It’s more of a dress rehearsal not only for the players, but for the coaches.
“There will be no scoreboard on. It’s also an audition for certain positions. It’s more of a competition, getting everything on film and assigning certain position spots. It’ll be a good test, playing a bigger school. They are in 4A. We’re also looking to see how our kids handle certain situations and adjustments.”
The scrimmage will have series of plays, with a 12-minute quarter that will cap off the event.

Varnado’s Darrius Harry attempts to get past a defender in a game last season.