Cascade Kicks-Off Season With Scrimmage

By Jeremy McDonald

TURNER, Ore.– Its that time of year where football season feels like it has finally arrived.

At Cascade High School, the Cougars held their annual scrimmage Friday night in front of their home crowd for the first time to start emulating the process of preparing for a game on an average Friday Night.

The Varsity started off the fun with Elijah Nolan at quarterback for both sides, the White and Black teams, but started with the Black team first as the Junior worked his way through his reads and plays at the head of the Cascade offense.

When Nolan was quarterbacking the White team, Jake Whisman turned the routine reverse into a large 20-plus yard gain as Whisman caught the lone score for the White Squad.

“I think everyone did good, we came out hitting guys hard.  We’ve had a little hiccups with our offsides or lining up wrong but I like what we’re doing,” said Whisman.

The JV squad took over as the incoming freshman showed what they were able to do with faces like Gavin Bond and Shawn Kuenzi while showing them what they can improve on now instead of finding out of it during and after their first game of the season.

“We did good for our first game experience and I think we’re going to get going in our first game, this really helped us get to that (point),” said Kuenzi.  “This kind of showed us the mistakes that we might have done in our first game, this will probably help us succeed in our first game a little more get ready for it.”

The hour-long scrimmage ended with the referees going over some rule changes entering this season with Head Coach Brandon Bennett pointing out a few things they can fix entering film Saturday morning as the Cougs prepare now for the jamboree next Friday at home

“Just sharpening up the little mistakes that we had today, Coach Bennett said that getting those out the way and I think we’re going to be crisp and come out ready,” said Whisman on entering Jamboree Week.



Photos By Jeremy McDonald


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