In the Jamboree setting, the teams lined up on a short field and took turns, with one team running a set number of plays on offense, with the opposing team running defensive plays. Then, the teams would switch, in order to get practice on both offensive and defensive plays. The same operation took place on the opposite end of the field, with two other teams.
Officials (it's pre-season for them too) called the scrimmage games, as they would in a normal game setting, including using the first down markers, chain gangs and penalty flags.
All in all, the Bobcats got some good experience going up against SCA opponents Cabool, Liberty and Willow, which they will play during their regular season schedule.
Just like the pre-season in the NFL, this organized scrimmage, gave the coaching staff an opportunity to look at front line players, make some personnel changes and scout opposing teams.
|Each team also inserted junior varsity teams for the chance for younger players to gain real time game experience against quality opponents from competing schools.||The competitive scrimmage was a good chance for Thayer fans to get excited about the coming season, which begins on Friday, Aug. 24 for the Bobcats.|
Each team also walked away with some positive notes, as well as a list of things which will need to be addressed to help their team improve.
With Jamboree come and gone, bring on regular season play!