Stephens County will get a first look at the 2013 Indian football team tonight as the Indians travel to metro Atlanta to scrimmage St. Pius.
Indians’ Head Coach Travis Noland said the game provides a great opportunity to get experience in game situations against a quality opponent before the regular season starts.
“It will be game situations,” said Noland. “The kicking will not be live all the way through. If it is a kick-off, we will start at the 30-yard line and if it is a punt, wherever the person touches it, that is where we will take over possession. PAT’s and field goals will be live so we can get rush on the kickers. We will play three quarters of varsity guys and then we will play one quarter of JV guys. Everybody will get to play.”
St. Pius played in the AAA state championship last year.
He went on to say he and the other coaches are excited to see what the players can do.
“We just want to see how our players jell together when the coaches are not standing right there,” said Noland. “We want to see how they handle the pressure. We know we are going to make a lot of mistakes because we are not going to spend much time preparing for them. We just want to see how hard our kids will play and how they play with each other. We are just worried about what we are trying to do right now.”
Noland said St. Pius is a great environment and he hopes to see a good crowd make the trip tonight.
Kick-off between Stephens County and St. Pius for tonight’s scrimmage is 7:30 p.m.
AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com will broadcast tonight’s scrimmage beginning at 7:15 p.m.