Day: August 25, 2016

Football teams see action in Saturday scrimmages

Teams gear up for opening week of action on Friday

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer • csrobwheary@gmail.com

Line Mountain

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ROB WHEARY/Staff Photo Brenden Cregger makes his way through a hole in the defense during Line Mountain football practice recently at the Glenn Ressler Field at Eagle Stadium. Practices for all fall sports began on Aug. 15 and the first football action will be this coming Friday with the Eagles taking on the Tri-Valley Bulldogs in opening night action.

If there’s anyone in District 4 who would have liked for the PIAA to continue allowing two football scrimmages during the preseason, it’s probably first-year Line Mountain head coach Brandon Carson. Fortunately for Carson and the Eagles, there wasn’t much to complain about as far as performances go during Saturday’s scrimmage at Muncy.
“For the most part, we played very well. That was the pleasant surprise for us — everyone seemed to live up to exactly what we expected,” Carson said.
Carson said there were some missed play calls and other minor errors that are to be expected during a season opening scrimmage, especially when the Eagles were tasked with learning a revamped offensive scheme during the offseason.

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