The Natchitoches Central Chiefs football squad lined up against another team for the first time in 2021 Friday night and from the opening play, had the upper hand in scrimmage action at Pineville.
SCORE: Natchitoches Central 19, Pineville 7
GAME SITE: Pineville
RECORDS: None, preseason scrimmage
NCHS SCORING PLAYS: Chris Howard, 40-yard run on first play. Cayln Demars, 35-yard run. Demars, 39-yard run. Sam Maggio and the kicking team were 1-of-2 on extra point attempts..
COLLECTING TURNOVERS: Tradarious Brown, fumble recovery. Calvin Willis, fumble recovery. Justin Aaron, interception.
NOTES: After opening with scores in the scripted portion of the scrimmage, the Chiefs struck again in the timed segment, getting Demars’ 39-yard run with 3:58 showing in the first half. Pineville’s only score of the night came on a 22-yard run with 2:08 left in the second half, against the Chiefs’ junior varsity.
COACH JAMES WILKERSON’S COMMENTS: “We’re very pleased with tonight’s scrimmage. I feel like we accomplished what we set out to do. Both sides of the ball played really well. We had a lot more ups then downs, but there is a lot of improving to do. We will get home, watch the film, fix it, and be ready for next week.
NEXT WEEK: It’s jamboree action at home as NCHS gets a final tuneup before the season officially starts Sept. 3 in Shreveport against Woodlawn at Independence Stadium. Next Friday night, Aug. 27, the Chiefs host a jamboree at NSU’s Turpin Stadium involving St. Mary’s and Lakeview in the first matchup, followed by NCHS taking on Evangel.
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