Wrestled down

The Purcell Dragons held their annual Red-White Scrimmage Saturday evening under the watchful eye of well over 100 people in attendance. Purcell travels to Anadarko Friday night for their first real scrimmage. The freshmen begin at 6 p.m. with the varsity to follow around 7 p.m.

There was a huge fan turnout for the annual Red-White scrimmage at Conger Field last Saturday night.

Fans not only had a chance to gander at the 2019 Dragons for the first time but also tour the new fieldhouse and enjoy food trucks and a silent auction as well.

Purcell Head Coach Tracy Scott said the scrimmage went “very smooth”.

“We had some kids do some good things,” Scott said. “But, we’re still going against each other. We’ll know a lot more after Friday night.”

That’s when the Dragons travel to Anadarko. The freshmen begin at 6 p.m. with the varsity to follow around 7 p.m.

Scott said his players are doing what coaches are asking of them.

At the scrimmage this Friday Scott said coaches will be evaluating the progress of a pair of new outside linebackers and making sure the squad is solid at the places it needs to be.

“We caught the ball well last Saturday and that’s good because we’re pretty young at receiver,” he said.

“The main thing is to stay healthy,” he concluded.


Washington Coach Brad Beller said his Warriors will host Pauls Valley with the junior high starting at 5:30 p.m. and the high school at 6:30 p.m.

Beller said admission to the scrimmage will be a towel.

“We had everyone bring soap last year and we have enough soap left over,” Beller said. “What we need is towels.”

After a successful first week of practice, Beller said there is considerable competition for positions.

“We have a lot of depth at several positions,” the coach said. “We just need to stay healthy.”


Wayne’s Bulldogs are traveling to CCS for a 6:30 p.m. scrimmage with the Royals.

Head coach Brandon Sharp is looking for a crisp outing.

“I want us to be physical and have a great attitude,” Sharp said.

Just like most everyone else, Wayne is hoping to stay healthy as the season looms.


Lone Grove and Marietta will be a part of a three-way scrimmage at Lexington Friday night at Floyd West Field.

Action begins at 6 p.m.

Lexington Head Coach Dale Berglan said the Bulldogs have a bunch of new guys in different spots.

“We’ll be working on our timing,” Berglan said of the first of two pre-season scrimmages.

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