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As Hank Junior likes to sing, “Are you ready for some football?”
Well, ready or not, it’s ready for you.
Our three county preps teams take to the gridiron in opening week challenges.
Regrettably, only one of the three will be playing at home. Liberty will host Broadway on Friday evening.
Fortunately, the other two teams will be playing relatively close by.
Jefferson Forest heads to Northside, while Staunton River travels to Cave Spring.
The Cavs might want to pick their county peers’ brains. Liberty looked impressive in its final scrimmage of the season, against that Northside crew that JF will face.
Liberty posted five touchdowns to the Vikings’ pair o’ TDs.
Don’t get too excited, folks. Yes, Northside is the defending state champ, but this was, after all, a scrimmage.
Yet, ‘tis better to look good than to look poorly, particularly since this scrimmage mimicked game conditions.
Anthony Reynolds set the pace when he returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown. There’s a reason he was the All-Seminole first team return man last season.
Kody Outhong looked comfortable as he ran the option and scrambled neatly on several occasions.
He also connected with Doug Schaeffer on a nifty 35- yard touchdown pass.
Chase Key also had a rambling touchdown run, which seemed to delight the sparse crowd.
Defensively, Michael Bowyer, as expected, was stout. Several others stood out as well, including Corey Witt, who played with a noteworthy level of vigor.