It was a warm and muggy evening last Friday, Aug. 17 as the Woodward-Granger football team took the field to get a taste of what’s to come this Friday. The Hawks scrimmaged against each other as their summer vacation came to an end. With a brand new score board and a crowd of excited spectators, senior Gabe Yingst says he is ready to bring the intensity to this week’s game against Madrid.

“I think everyone really pulled together and we gave a good look,” Yingst said. “We need to improve on flowing together as a team and running plays, but we’re going to bring that to Madrid next week.”

Head Coach George Ashman says it will be interesting to see what changes among his team, but is open to opportunities to fill certain positions.

“When we play against each other it’s kind of one of those things where you never get really hyped up, so it’s hard to see where the intensity is going to be” Coach Ashman said. “I saw some good things (at the scrimmage), and I saw some things we need to work on.”

By dividing the team and making sure everyone got a chance to play at the scrimmage, some new faces quickly became familiar with the flow of the game. Trevor Simmons and John McKeever were two of the underclassmen that got to prove their ability at Friday’s scrimmage. The two easily intermixed with the rest of the team as they were constantly pulled in and out of the game.

Moving forward, Coach Ashman said he was hoping to see more blocking and tackling as well as ability and effort from his team.

The Hawks will take on Madrid at home this Friday, Aug. 24 beginning at 7:00 p.m.