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Second Scrimmage for Davis Wolves Thursday

The Wolves will hold its second scrimmage at home Aug. 25 against the defending 2A state champion Marlow Outlaws. The high school kicks off at 6 p.m. Fans are asked to bring bottled water or towels for admission to the game.
The Davis Wolves football team lined up against a foe on Aug. 19 when they traveled to Dibble and faced the host Demons and Allen in a three-way scrimmage.
Coaches got their first look at the Wolves facing live competition for the first time this season. The three teams rotated and battled in a one hour, 45-minute scrimmage.
“We got a chance to see several kids that hadn’t played much before and we got to evaluate them against some other people,” said Davis head coach Greg Parker. “Our kids played hard and the best thing of the night was seeing our young players get their first real action in high school football.”
The Wolves’ offense moved the ball consistently throughout the night and scored five touchdowns, but according to Parker, he and his staff were looking for effort.
“Offensively, our kids did a good job and executed,” said Parker. “We were making sure they were in the right place at the right time, and they did that. It’s so early and we were just worrying about trying to play fast.”
Tye Barnett scored three touchdowns on runs of 55, 55 and 60 yards. Mitchell Garrison scored on a 50-yard run against Dibble and Lane Rawls scored on a 20-yard run against Allen.
“When somebody’s scoring on three touchdown runs, it usually means the offensive line is blocking someone’s butt up front,” said Parker. “Sometimes we didn’t stay hooked up to our blocks like we should, but we played hard and our effort was really good.”
Backup Seth Knapp completed two pass attempts. The junior hit Maverick Alexander for a 30-yard pass and later hit Rance Digby for a 20-yard completion.
The defense also played well against the two teams. Both squads completed a long pass against the Wolves and the only touchdown allowed came late when Dibble scored on a 30-yard run.
“Defensively, our guys were running to the ball and playing team defense,” Parker said. “We were pretty physical.”
Health wise, the news was good at the end of the scrimmage. Several players were held out, but no new injuries were reported.
“We came out of it healthy,” said Parker. “We had several that didn’t suit up for one health reason or another and didn’t get to play, but there were no injuries during the scrimmage. Everybody did some good things in this last scrimmage and some things we need to work on,” Parker said. “This next one we’d like to execute better and have some kind of rhythm. We want to improve and we should be a little more game ready.”

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