MONTGOMERY, AL - The Huntingdon football team completed its first scrimmage of the preseason with a two-and-a-half hour morning practice at Charles Lee Field Wednesday.
Practice started with fundamentals before moving into heavy scrimmage mode. The offensive unit came out and spread the ball around to a number of players. Head coach Mike Turk said, "We came out slow, but picked up the tempo as the scrimmage progressed. The offense did a good job of distributing the ball today."
Trevor Manuel carried the ball well and made some nice runs for the Hawks. "Trevor had several good rushes this morning and looked good in the backfield," said head coach Mike Turk.
The Hawks fast pace tempo offense frustrated the defense, but Coach Turk was pleased with the way the players responded. "The tempo got to the defense early in the scrimmage, but the players did an excellent job of making adjustments and started reacting," said head coach Mike Turk.
Kirk Johnson stood out on the defense after making plays to help the defense slow down the quick striking offense. "Kirk did a great job on reacting to the ball and making a lot of tackles today. I'm most proud of the defense for showing their competitiveness and making plays inside the red-zone to force field goal attempts," head coach Mike Turk.
The Hawks competed and continued to work on becoming fundamentally sound. Coach Turk had this to say on the overall feel of today's scrimmage, "We're getting better and the intensity today was where it needed to be, but the fatigue is something every team fights at the beginning of the year especially with a lot of younger guys on the team."