By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
MCCREARY CENTRAL — South Laurel Cardinals’ coach Matt Rhymer said going into his team’s scrimmage against McCreary Central that he wanted to use the experience as a teaching tool.
With two weeks to go before the regular season starts, Rhymer said he liked the way things went, but was quick to point out there’s plenty of work to be done before the Cardinals’ season opener.
“I like some things I saw and it was a great learning experience for us,” Rhymer said. “We found out a lot about who we are, where we need to go and what kind of potential we’ve got.
“We didn’t score any points, but we did some good things,” he added. “We saw some things on offense that we have to correct and saw some things that were good, but we also realized that we have a long way to go.”
As can be expected in preseason scrimmages, high school players tend to either get too excited about what transpires or they get down on themselves a little too much when all is said and done. Rhymer said the most important thing when dealing with the situation is to not let teams get too far out of reach either way.
“We definitely don’t need to let our kids get down any, because they’ve been beat down enough,” Rhymer said. “The thing about it is that the kids understand what we’re doing and they understand the process that it takes to change your mind-set of offensive philosophy.”
With two weeks of practice left before the Cardinals kick the season off against Wayne County in the Cumberland Valley Bowl, Rhymer said it would be business as usual as he tries to get his team ready to compete.
“We’ve just got to keep working hard at getting better,” Rhymer said. “I feel like the kids have accepted the fact that winning is not easy, which is a step in the right direction.”
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
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The times, they are a changing — especially in the Tri-County high school sports scene.
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These cool summer days are reminding me of the cool football Friday nights of September and October, and with that said, these cooler temperatures have me in the mood of writing about things to come for our local football teams in the Tri-County.
It’s never too early to talk about what games will be the big ones for the Tri-County high school football fans to watch this upcoming season. I’ve tried to narrow my list down to 10 games, but honestly, it really wasn’t easy to do — but I did manage to do it.
Let’s just say things should be very entertaining, and interesting, for you the fan this season.
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