Junior quarterback Justin Smith takes a snap from senior center Zach Ellis while running line drills in preparation for Friday’s scrimmage at home against the Southeast Raiders.
As the Murray County Indians begin their first game week of the season head coach Chad Brewer said the guys are sticking to a “simpler approach”. He said, “We are working on getting lined up, blocking, and tackling.” A football team can have the best offense in the nation, but if that team’s backfield doesn’t have a line to protect it, then they are not going to get far. Coach Brewer asserted that the adverse was true. “If you can’t lineup correctly on defense and get yourself outmanned early, you’re in trouble,” he said.
With these things in mind Brewer said, “We’re still perfecting lining up, finding angles, and taking on blocks.” Brewer admittedly said that these are basic football principles, but he hopes the extra work on the fundamentals will pay off come Friday night.
The Indians play Southeast Whitfield Raiders this Friday night at 7:00pm at home. Brewer said, “Southeast is a big and physical team. Their offense has some bulldozers on the line. We have to be ready for that come Friday.”