Edmonson Voice Sports
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The Edmonson County Wildcat Football team took the field at Wildcat Stadium to take on the Allen County Scottsville Patriots in their first live look at an opponent in a scrimmage game last night.
Used for practice as much as anything, scrimmage games keep score, but coaches use the opportunity more so to see what their team can do with someone other than their own teammates while possibly burning some of the early season jitters.
First year head coach Nathan Smith said overall, he was pleased with what he saw against a very solid Allen County team.
"I thought the defense looked very good most of the night, other then a few penalties. Our young guys really stepped up an played well. We had a few older guys injured and a couple of our untested young guys came in and played really great."
He said that he wants to make sure the slow offense last night is improved upon in order to avoid early scoring deficits that might put the Cats in a hole.
Going into the scrimmage, Coach Smith said he wasn't really sure what to expect.
"Allen County brought 91 kids to the scrimmage. I was really expecting our team to wear down late in the game, but we actually looked sharper after halftime then did before."
Smith said it was a good experience to have a positive showing against a much larger school with a solid football team. "The film will show us a lot of mistakes made that can take us from a good team to a great team, and this week will be all about trying to fix those and some other mental mistakes."
The Wildcats will travel to Caverna next Friday night, August 19th in the season opener at 7pm. Listen to the action live with Scott and Bryan on WildcatsLive, right here on EdmonsonVoice.com.