Champs, Eagleville work on game play

Friday, August 3, 2018
A host of Champions converge on the Eagles’ ball carrier for a stop early in Thursday’s scrimmage.
T-G Photo by Chris Siers

On Thursday evening, the Cascade Champions took on Eagleville in a preseason scrimmage at the Stable, with a chance to fine tune mechanics in game-type scenarios.

The scrimmage started, giving each squad an opportunity on special teams, featuring kickoffs, punts and field goal tries.

After working through special teams, each squad had chances to run series of plays against the other’s defense.

Blaze Bryson rolls out of the pocket, keeping his eyes open for a lane downfield.
T-G Photo by Chris Siers

Eagleville moved the ball well against the Cascade defense, but was unable to find the end zone, despite a mix of short passes that averaged eight yards per completion.

Cascade’s first string offense took over on its own 20-yard line and featured a steady mix of runs by Mason James and Wendell Singleton. Cascade’s best play on the drive was on a 12-yard pass from senior quarterback Colby Melson to James.

But like the Eagles, Cascade failed to score on the drive.

Eagleville’s second drive looked a little more potent, with the Eagles post four gains of 11 yards or longer on the drive.

Eagleville eventually found the end zone on a short draw play.

During the Champs’ second drive, Cascade looked a little more inconsistent and was hampered by a fumble, a dropped snap and a false start penalty.

On the final play of the drive, however, Melson found sophomore Seth Countess on an 36-yard pass downfield.

Cascade will continue working through the next week before taking on Moore County in the 2018 opener.