Cubs travel to Haskell to scrimmage the Indians
The Olney Cubs Varsity and Junior Varsity traveled to Haskell to play the season’s first official scrimmage. Both teams scrimmaged for roughly a couple hours before the teams went live for one quarter.
The Cubs looked to be performing really well and almost walked away with the unofficial victory except for a few key mistakes. Overall, the Cubs look better this year then they have in many years with the help of the new coaches that were added.
Olney ISD Athletic Director, and Head Coach of the Olney Varsity Cubs football team, had this to say, “Most important thing after the scrimmage was, we got out without any injuries. We had some bright spots and some areas where we need to improve on. I thought offensively we moved the ball well. We are not fancy, but this offense fits our kids. Defensively we showed we can get stops when we do our job. We had a few mental breakdowns that cost us some big plays. We are young and those mistakes are expected right now. Our coaches will clean those up. We have high expectations for this group.”
Cubs Offensive Coach, Coach Fortner, offered his thoughts on the scrimmage, “We had a great scrimmage, the kids really showed their heart and really showed what we are coaching they are buying into and putting it on the field. I was very pleased [with] the o line as we are starting to jell together really well and starting to get off the ball. I was very surprised with how well our QB handle the different speed of the game. He went out first drive and got rocked early and put a smile on and was rolling the rest of the night. It was great to see these kids really let loose and have fun. This town has been waiting for this for a long time.”
With Carter Hinson,#10, off of offense due to an injury, #20, Braulio Flores and #21 Gatlin Guy, stepped up to fill the role as Quarterback. Both did very well and look to keep the Cubs on track for a winning season this year.
Defensive Coach, Coach Powers, thoughts on the scrimmage were, “The defense is showing a lot of progress. Haskell gave us a lot of formations and the kids handled it well. We had a couple of busted assignments early but did a good job of making the offense work. In the first half, we started with a 3 and out. We have to do a better job of taking advantage of opportunities to get off of the field.” Fight on Cubs!!!