“For no more depth than we got, 26 dressed, I felt like we were able to get a lot out of it,” RHS head coach John Myers said.
For the fans that showed up they got to see a relatively young team grow up in front of their eyes. A team that graduated 80-95% of their offensive unit, you would think that the team would take a giant step backwards and look to be a little more conservative. But watching the scrimmage people got to see their familiar explosive offense gash an opposing defense. But the excitement and optimism has got to be a little bit tempered cause of who they were facing. Day in and day out the players had no one else to go against but each other.
“The intensity wasn’t where I wanted it to be,” coach Myers said “The fire, enthusiasm wasn’t where I wanted it to be tonight.”
But despite the lack of fire, the game like feel was still extremely helpful for the team. The younger kids who hadn’t played a down on varsity last year will be thrust into that position this year.
“It was great for us, cause we got so many kids repetition,” coach Myers said “We got so many kids playing time, we got a lot of kids in game like situations and we haven’t been able to do that a lot much this year.”
But with a real scrimmage coming Thursday at Glasgow the team is chopping at the bit to hit someone other than each other. At the Glasgow scrimmage fans will really get to see a pumped up and intense team go against an unfortunate opponent.
“We’re ready to play against someone, we’re tired of hitting on each other,” coach Myers said in anticipation to the scrimmage at Glasgow.
The Panthers still took a lot of things away from the scrimmage. It was still an extremely important piece in the growth of the young Panthers.
“Most important things is that we learned a lot, and we didn’t get anybody hurt,” coach Myers said “We’ll watch film and hopefully get better from it.”
With all that frustration getting ready to be unleashed on someone other than themselves, the Panthers are ready for the scrimmage at Glasgow. They will then open up the season at Trigg County Friday, August 19th with the Wildcats hopefully being their first victim in a march to another district title this time in Class A, District 1.