BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY –
The Bearcats held their annual fall Red/Black Scrimmage August 17th at Bearcat Stadium in front Bearcat fans who are ready for the start of the season. The scrimmage provides an opportunity for the team to get some good reps, while also giving fans a preview of the team. “We are a young team so any game experience we can gain is always beneficial,” says Coach Tim Harper. The coaches tried to split the teams evenly for the scrimmage, providing a competitive scrimmage. “I was very pleased with the effort. I was impressed with our linebackers, they are young, but they showed good effort and are hungry.”
There were a couple of areas that Coach Harper hopes to see improvement as the Bearcats move forward, “Defensively we need to tackle better in space. On offensive, we need to sustain our blocks a little longer and our receivers to make sure their routes are where the QB thinks they will be.”
The Bearcats’ season opener will be September 1 when they face off with the DeQueen Leopards.