MATCHUP: NCHS Chiefs vs. Pineville Rebels
WHERE/WHEN: Friday, 6 p.m., Bates Stadium, Pineville
RECORDS: Preseason scrimmage
LAST GAME: Last game was in the 2020 season for both teams
NOTES: The Chiefs will get their first outside competition in the second year for coach James Wilkerson … the scrimmage’s first round will be scripted – 1s vs. 1s, junior varsity vs. junior varsity, freshmen vs. freshmen, then two live quarters of varsity matchups with some JV players sprinkled in … Caylin Demars has been the Chiefs’ best running back. He had a really good camp, starting to figure it out and looks explosive …. Linebacker Jason Jackson has been a leader throughout the offseason. Chiefs coaches are really looking forward to see what he’s going to do … Defensive end/linebacker Calvin Willis is playing a new position for him, and has really shown up in practice … Defensive end Corey Jefferson had a strong preseason camp as well … BJ Young is back at quarterback after starting eight games last year as a sophomore
NCHS COACH JAMES WILKERSON SAYS: “Looking forward to playing another opponent. We are eager to see if we can execute, do the little things right play-wise and technique-wise. We want to see our guys apply our rules on plays and line up correctly. This is when we want to make sure we have the basics down.”
NEXT UP: The Chiefs host their own Jamboree next Friday night at Turpin Stadium. NCHS kicks off the regular season on Sept. 3 at Independence Stadium in Shreveport against Woodlawn.
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