By Jeremy McDonald
WOODBURN, Ore.– With North Salem wrapping up seven-on-seven’s before the OSAA-Mandated off week, the Vikings are enjoying some progressing to this point of the summer.
“These last couple of weeks of seven-on-seven, we’ve progressed a lot,” said Giovanni Gonzales. “The chemistry with our quarterbacks and our recieversare getting into tune right now. I think it’s going to pay off when the season starts.”
“We’re getting bigger from the weight room, a lot stronger and faster,” added Alex Vasquez. “Out here, our defense is getting a lot better.”
The benefits of these mini-scrimmages against different schools is limitless, looking at tendencies and facing different kinds of talents and Vasquez knows that these past weeks will help out as they look to carry this momentum over to two-a-days when they start August 15.
“It helps us a lot. It helps us learn tendencies and what to expect out of how they’re going to line up,” said Vasquez. “We’re having fun right now, we’re high tempo and to carry that over will help us out a lot.”
But confidence is high that when August 15 rolls around, and everyone comes back from vacation; it won’t take long for North to continue to gel together with the season on the horizon as they finish up seven-on-sevens
“It’s really important because two-a-days are the toughest part of the summer,” said Gonzales on finishing seven-on-seven’s strong. “I mean we’re going to have to finish strong today if we’re going to finish the summer strong in general.
“We still have a couple of guys missing on vacation and stuff like that. But we should fine tune that before the summer ends, but as of right now, all of our chemistry is looking really good right now.”
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