Roughers Offense, Bombers Defense Shine in Scrimmage


Thursday, July 28th 2011, 5:41 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Aug 19, 2010 10:13 PM CDT

Bobby Lewis
Oklahoma Sports Mobile Journalist

MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma -- Four of Oklahoma’s better teams squared off in a preseason scrimmage Thursday night. The Muskogee Roughers hosted the Union Redskins, Midwest City Bombers and Mustang Broncos.

The scrimmage format included controlled scrimmages and a pair of 40-minute, running clock games.

Union and Muskogee took the field for a controlled battle that impressed Roughers’ coach Matt Hennesey. Teams got 12 chances to score and flip flopped after the dozen plays expired. Muskogee’s defense held Union scoreless in its first plays and then sparked the sidelines on offense.

The Roughers scored touchdowns on its first two plays of the scrimmage. Junior quarterback Victor Williams broke through the line on the keeper and bolted 40 yards for the score. The next play, he swung the ball out in the flat to Kyler Harris. The senior slipped one tackle and streaked down the sideline for another touchdown.

Union head coach Kirk Fridrich shook his head as his defense reset. The Roughers scored a third touchdown on the final play of their allotted dozen when Virgil Moore took a pitch into the endzone from five yards out.

Union backup quarterback Hunter Atiya scored on a quarterback keeper for Union in their second crack on offense. The Redskins’ coaching staff sat players down between sessions for a pep talk on execution.

After failing to score in its controlled scrimmage against the Bombers, Mustang looked impressive on offense against the Redskins’ defense in their running clock game. Quarterback Brandon Taylor lobbed a nice pass over the Union defense to Oklahoma State commit David Glidden.

The Union defense didn’t have its best night. The offense finally picked up speed against the Broncos, scoring a few late touchdowns.

Muskogee’s defense stood strong against Midwest City in their running clock scrimmage. The Roughers held the Bombers out of the endzone until the 16 minute mark. Senior quarterback Greg Austin finally found the scoreboard when Claude Donald pulled down his deep pass in the corner of the endzone.

The Midwest City defense was strong after allowing an early Roughers touchdown. The Bombers sacked Muskogee quarterback Victor Williams on three straight possessions during their scrimmage.

For more high school football coverage, visit our Countdown to Kickoff page.