Celina looked pretty good in scrimmage against 6A Royse City. Good, not great.
Bulldogs have a good amount of speed. Their QB can scoot, and so could one of their receivers. Good size on the lines.
Dont know how it turned out officially, but Bobcats scored 3 times in live quarter and RC scored once.
Bobcats looked good in the secondary, apart from a busted 1-on-1 coverage on RC’s live-quarter TD. Receiver ran a great slant route and easily scored. Defensive line controlled the LOS for the most part, and RC’s big plays came on over-aggressiveness by the Bobcats young LB corps. I’ll take aggressiveness at this point over lack of athleticism/ability.
Bobcats defense can fly. They will be as tough as last year, especially as the year gets along.
Offensively, Celina ran the ball whenever and however they wanted. Offensive line has a lot of size again and we’re pretty athletic. Gayton at RB looked in mid-season form.
I was disappointed, overall, in the passing game. Feel like it should be further along. I don’t fully understand our passing concepts. We don’t have the personnel that can create enough separation on the route trees we seem to run.
We had lots of success, however, on play action, and quick hits out of full-house looks. Having Caden Mitchell back at TE/hybrid is going to be huge. Was a big contributor as a sophomore and did not play a year ago. He should touch the ball a ton this year.
Overall, Bobcats fans should be feeling pretty good after first scrimmage. Plenty of things to get sorted out, obviously, but the talent is there. Should not be any drop off from last years semifinal team.
borger 0 (22 yds offense)
9 hours ago, budmanmpfan said:
This was just varsity. Sorry for the miscommunication on that.
Still a really low number. Doesn’t mean MP can’t compete. But it definitely puts them behind the 8 ball for injuries or players playing both ways.
Until last season… it always was a broken record for MP. Play a great first half. Be competitive. But as fatigue started to set in during the second half… teams would pull away for a win. Always a depth issue. Not a lack of talent issue. Talent is there.
Scrimmage update from Dekalb
Controlled part - Winny 1 Dekalb 1
Live part - Dekalb 3 Winny 0
All in all it was a scrimmage. Thought DK looked good. They have some great athletes. Winny had some struggles but nothing that cant be worked out. Saw some good and some bad. Looking forward to the next one. Best part was nobody got hurt for the Raiders, unfortunately i believe a young man from DK appeared to have broken his arm hope hes okay.
Side note, Winny JV Red looked real good scoring 5-6 tds and throwing for probably 300+ yards. Going to be fun to watch them this year.
5 hours ago, coolbear99 said:
I wasn't overly impressed with either team. Gladewater breaking in a new offense and starting qb out it was about what I expected. Gilmore being ranked #2 didn't really look like it but it's just a scrimmage so there is still a lot to work on for both
Exactly, it’s just a scrimmage. You can look great in a scrimmage and turn out to be mediocre or look mediocre and turn out to be great. Some coaches will run more stuff while some coaches might run very limited stuff to see what his blocking looks like or see if his backs know their assignments or whatever it is they are looking for. Yeah I would rather my team dominate in a scrimmage but after the dust settles, it’s just a scrimmage. Lol