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teams slate controlled scrimmages
By Kerry Yancey
Monitor Staff Writer
CEDAR CREEK LAKEMabank, Kemp and Eustace football teams are all scheduled to hold
controlled scrimmages early Saturday morning.
A second controlled scrimmage will follow Thursday evening, Aug. 19, before the season
opener Friday, Aug. 27, when Kemp hosts Eustace and Mabank hosts Wills Point.
Mabank Panther noseguard Denny Smith (center) fights through a double-team block during
football practice Monday. The Panthers will host Jacksonville for their first controlled
scrimmage at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14.
Mabanks freshmen and junior varsity will open Saturdays scrimmage against the
Jacksonville Indians at 9 a.m., with the varsity following.
Were looking all right, Mabank head coach Jimmy Cantrell said Monday.
Offensively, we didnt have a whole lot in place, since we have a new
coordinator (Jeff Harvey), but theyre picking it up pretty fast, Cantrell
said. I believe were a little ahead of where I thought wed be.
Defensively, we need to work on our pursuit and tackling, he added. We
also need to work on our communication, but thats to be expected when you have all
new people in your secondary.
A playoff team last year, Jacksonville is a pre-season pick to take the fourth-place
playoff spot in District 14-4A, behind loop favorite Tyler John Tyler, Marshall and
The Indians have last years district MVP returning in quarterback Ryan Black and a
huge offensive line.
Kemps Yellowjackets will travel to Brownsboro to face the Bears in a 9 a.m.
The Bears are a pre-season pick to be one of the three playoff teams out of District
17-3A, along with Tyler Chapel Hill and Athens.
Brownsboro returns seven offensive and six defensive starters from last years 8-2
playoff team, which defeated a mistake-prone Kemp team 36-21 in the season opener at Van.
Brownsboro will be a good test for us, Kemp head coach Greg Anderson said
Monday. Well know where our weaknesses are and what areas well need to
Anderson said the Yellowjackets started two-a-days in pretty decent shape.
Our retention level has been good, so were moving through the offense fairly
quickly, he added. I feel good about how we look.
Eustaces Bulldogs will host the Scurry-Rosser Wildcats at 9 a.m. Saturday in the
opening controlled scrimmage for both clubs.
Our conditioning is good better than I thought, Bulldog head coach Doug
Wendel said Monday. Of course, the attitude and the effort is there. That makes it
fun to coach they do whatever we ask them to do.
Both the Bulldogs and Wildcats are in District 6-2A, although Eustace is in Division I and
Scurry-Rosser is in Division II.
The Wildcats have four starters returning on both sides of the ball from last years
3-7 squad. They are picked fourth in the six-team district in pre-season polls, behind
loop favorite Lone Oak, Edgewood and Corsicana Mildred.
Just as I was aware of in January, depth is very much a concern, but were
improving every day, Wendel said. Well be looking at specific things on
specific plays, evaluating personnel, during our scrimmages.
Fun Sail 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
skippers meeting 9 a.m. race 10 a.m.
AMU race 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fun Sail or Make-up race
MHS vs Jacksonville (scr)
KHS @ Brownsboro (scr)
EHS vs Scurry-Rosser (scr)
MHS @ Athens (scr)
KHS vs Van (scr)
EHS vs Elkhart (scr)
MHS @ Wills Point
KHS vs EHS
KHS @ Cross Roads
MHS @ Garland tourn.
EHS @ Van tourn.
MHS vs NF, WMesquite
KHS vs Edgewood
EHS @ Athens
MHS @ EHS tourn.
KHS @ EHS tourn.
EHS hosts tournament