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By GREG HIGGINS
North Lamar hosted Daingerfield Friday morning in the final scrimmage before opening the season in Commerce. The scrimmage would give Coach Felty and his staff a better understanding of who would be starting for the Panthers next Friday.
“There are still some positions real close,” Felty told eparisextra on Wednesday. “The second scrimmage will determine who we go on the field with opening night at Commerce.”
Friday morning’s scrimmage involved the Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity teams all participating. Each group’s offense and defense had a set number of plays they ran against Daingerfield.
The scrimmage ended with a live quarter being played between the two Varsity squads. Both teams were able to move the ball during their opening possession; however both teams had costly personal foul penalties that forced them to punt.
It wasn’t until the Panthers’ second possession that the scoring started. Starting the drive on their own 18 yard line, they quickly moved out to the 32 yard line. The 4th play of the drive saw Quarterback Austin Anthony scramble 68 yards for a North Lamar touchdown. Mario Smith would add the extra point to make the score 7-0 in favor the Panthers.
With the clock showing 3:05 left, Daingerfield took very little time in marching down the field to even the score at 7. North Lamar would run a few extra plays to run out the clock and end the scrimmage against Daingerfield.
When asked about the scrimmage, Felty said, “Overall I’m satisfied with the second scrimmage and where our progression is from the first week to the second week.” He knows there still some work to do to get ready for the season opener at Commerce next Friday night.
“The biggest thing is technique,” Felty said in regards to what his team needs to work on for the opener. Felty and his staff, no doubt, will be studying video from this morning’s scrimmage in hopes that his team will be prepared and ready in Commerce.
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