Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Friday was already hot and humid when Mother Nature decided to make things a little more steamy and sticky by emptying a 20-minute downpour on the Cane Bay football field prior to the season’s opening scrimmage between Timberland and the Cobras.
The two schools kicked off the 2013 preseason scrimmage season with a live-action scrimmage that featured six downs per side. Both teams churned up the middle of the field in the early going as each dealt with the heat and slippery conditions following the mid-morning shower.
As far as first scrimmages go, Timberland Coach Art Craig was happy.
“I thought we did some good things defensively, and we were solid at most of positions,” he said. “On offense our receivers caught the ball well and our running backs ran hard.”
With Ryan Hood and Matt Gabel sharing snaps under center Craig is looking for consistency across the board from his offense. “I thought Ryan and Matt both made some good throws and ran the offense well but we have got to improve each day and getter consistent on the offensive line,” he said.
Timberland will bypass the Sertoma Classic held on Aug. 22-23 and start its season in Week 0.
“It’s a long drive to Charleston for many of our fans to see the team play for a just a quarter,” Craig said. “This way we give them a game at home and it counts.”
The Wolves open up at home against Manning on Aug. 23.