PLEASANT VIEW – Sycamore hosted Davidson Academy last Wednesday night in a scrimmage that was scheduled for Tuesday, but moved back one day because of the heat and expected rain.
“Tonight was realistically the first scrimmage we’ve had of fall camp and I thought we looked OK,” Sycamore coach Justin Robison said. “I’m not going to say we looked great, but I don’t think we’re so far behind that I need to panic.
“I think we’ve seen some great things from some new players we’ve got, and we’ve seen some great things from guys that are coming up. Davidson Academy is a very well coached team, so for us to come out and have some success against them is a positive.”
The War Eagles’ offense got off to a shaky start with a few penalties and mistakes, but started to settle in during the final parts of the scrimmage. The best Sycamore drive came late in the scrimmage when the War Eagles completed a few passes on third down.
Tyler Niebel scored to end that drive, breaking some tackles along the way.
“I’m just never going to be able to live with pre-snap penalties and turnovers,” Robison said. “That’s just something I can’t stand and we had one turnover tonight and a few pre-snap penalties. We’ve got to eliminate that among other things.
“The right side of our offensive line did really well tonight. Both of the Seibert twins and Adam Carey had a great night blocking. Obviously Niebel had a great night and Grady (McPherson) looked great at times. He (McPherson) was whistled down a few times tonight where he could have made things happen.”
In the special teams period of the scrimmage, Antonio Jardinez had one kickoff that landed inside the 5 and trickled into the end zone.