By Bruce Campbell Staff Writer
With the opposing team scouting in the stands, high school football teams will often stay plain vanilla in the second scrimmage.
That's what Chisholm will be doing for today's 6:30 p.m. scrimmage with Newkirk at Longhorn Community Stadium. Perry, which Chisholm plays Sept. 2, is expected to have coaches in attendance.
"We're a basic team anyway,'' said Longhorn coach Daniel Maly, "We got to do the little things. I don't know how fancy we will be anyway."'
Maly said the Longhorns pretty much have their starting lineup decided, but will look closely at younger players for depth reasons.
"A lot of times you'll have a JV player that ends up being a starter,'' he said. "We try to evaluate what we're doing at every position ... we would really like to do some good things since we're at home ... but we always like to do good things."'
Maly's first priority is for the Longhorns to limit their mistakes.
"We just want to get better every week,'' Maly said. "We're excited. We think we're on track. Hopefully, we'll be where we need to be for the game next week."'
Admission for the game will be a towel or soap, VCR tape, nine-ounce paper cup and either lemon-lime, orange or glacier freeze Gatorade.
The Chisholm All-Sports Boosters will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and pop. For more information, call Kristi Schapansky at 242-0260.
OBA faces Covington-Douglas
Oklahoma Bible Academy will be holding out at least seven players when the Trojans host Covington-Douglas in a 6:30 p.m. scrimmage tonight at Commitment Field.
Running back Austin Brooks, end Ryan Treadwell, centers Spencer Olson and Jeff Meier, guard Trey Washburn and lineman Neil Mooers won't play because of various injuries.
Boe Burleson, who transferred to OBA from the Enid school system, will be held out because he hasn't been cleared to play by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.
"We're pretty banged up right now,'' said OBA coach Mark Boyd. "This will be a real good scrimmage for our young kids. We might have to start some of them and we'll see how they respond to competition."'
OBA will look at a new offensive scheme put in as well.
Brooks' leg is getting better, Boyd said, "but he's not as fast right now as we would like for him to be."'
If Brooks can't play, it would dictate Boyd's quarterback decision between Cory Newman and Zac Floyd.
"The other one would be playing tailback.
Boyd will take a close look at freshman Kyle Kuykendall, who will start in the secondary.
"He really looked good in the scrimmage (against Pond Creek-Hunter),'' Boyd said.
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