Varsity Lions defeat Stony Point in scrimmage

Returners, new talent show promise

The team breaking huddle after a victory against Stony Point. Their next game will be away at Killeen.

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

The varsity football team won their preseason scrimmage against Stony Point 10-6. The game featured back and forth gameplay by both team’s offenses and defenses. Second and third stringers also played during the game at certain times.

“I was really pleased we came out of the scrimmage healthy,” head coach Tim Smith said.  “I thought all of our teams competed at a high level.  We are always looking to improve and set a new standard of excellence every day.”

Junior quarterback Parker McNeil scored a rushing touchdown during the scrimmage. The timed quarter started after a few series from both the offense and defense. Junior Kyle Murdock kicked a field goal on the first drive of the timed quarter.

“I thought I played well, but I couldn’t have done it without my teammates and coaches,” McNeil said. “Those guys make it cake for me.”

The defense was also able to stop many big plays from Stony Point, specifically their running game, setting the tone of the game for the offense. The game also featured returning seniors Jacob Potter, Chris Ruiz, Matthew Long, Levi Boeck, Tyler Young and Michael Berry.

“I thought our tempo was decent on offense,” Smith said. “Our organization was good on both sides of the ball. We can always improve our fundamental tackling, blocking, catching and passing.”

The season opener is next Friday, August 28 at Killeen’s Leo Buckley Stadium at 7:30 p.m.