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Cougars Prepare for Season with Scrimmage against Franklin County

This Friday, August 12th, the Varsity Cougar football team will travel to Franklin County High School to compete against the Franklin County Eagles in a 6 o’clock scrimmage Friday evening.

While the score isn’t kept during a scrimmage, this is a very important time for the players and coaches so they can understand which upperclassmen will step up to the plate and which underclass will prove that they earned their spot to travel with the varsity team.

“I’m looking to see how physical our guys play. We know there are going to be some fundamental mistakes and misreads and errors, but we want to see if our guys compete, are they physical, and we can make corrections after that ,” said Head Coach Cam Akers.

The guys have good expectations for the scrimmage after the hard work they put into [practices and lifting over the summer. “I think it's going to be a very well fought game. I think both sides have equally as many good and bad plays. I think personally for us that we’re going to grow as a team a lot. We’ve been through a lot of our offensive plays and Coach Akers has been pushing us hard this summer, so I know we’re mentally as well as physically prepared,” said Senior Davis Neel.

The team is looking to improve on their 4-6 record from last season where they missed the playoffs. “We could go 7-3 this season,” said senior Alex Hanks. “But we could also go 3-7.”

The Cougars will host Radford at Dobson Stadium for the Varsity Benefit game on August 19th, and their home opener is the following Friday, August 26th at 7:00 pm, against Northside.

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