High school scrimmages are used, in theory, as a way for coaches to see how far their teams have progressed during offseason work.
For Apalachee High School coach Shane Davis, there remains plenty of work to do after his team’s scrimmage with Elbert County High School last Friday in the Granite Bowl.
“Our kids played hard, but we have some things to work on when we return to practice,” Davis said Sunday evening. “We got to look at a lot of kids in action on the field. Many of them have never been on the field for a Friday night. Unfortunately, there’s no area where we felt we were OK at.”
With some new players in new positions offensively, the Wildcats are not where they need to be progression-wise, their coach said.
“We put the ball on the ground too many times,” Davis said. “Even if you don’t lose the fumbles, that’s a play that doesn’t work for you. Often times, we would block the wrong person.”
There is work to be done as well on the defensive side of things.
“We have to prevent long touchdown runs,” Davis said after studying his team’s effort more on tape. “We were out of position on two areas on one of their scores. We are going to hit the ground running Monday. We need to go back and watch the film and learn from the scrimmage. We still have some kids banged up so we have to get better while also trying to heal up.”