Thursday, August 4, 2011
2011 Wellsville Tiger Football Underway
This past Monday was the first of what high school football players call two-a-days. Although it is vitally important to any football program we would venture to say it is the most hated segment of the game. It's hot, dusty, sweaty and repetitious. It's the part of the sport that “separates the wheat from the shaft”. Barring any injuries it determines who has the desire and heart to be part of a winning team and who should be getting in line to get season passes if they want to see the games.
We caught some of the action this past Tuesday evening. Head Coach Dave Skinner is back with his full compliment of assistant coaches from last year plus a couple of additions. Coach Barry Keller moved up from the Middle School to work with the offensive and defensive linemen. New Coach Derek Thompson has joined the ranks to work with the receivers. Thompson was a wide receiver at Seton Hill College.
The 2011 Tigers got two scrimmages scheduled before the start of the regular season. The first is at 10 AM Saturday, August 13, at Steubenville Harding Stadium against Steubenville Catholic and Bridgeport. The second one pits the Tigers against the Oak Glen Golden Bears at their homefield in Newell, WV at 7 PM on Thursday, August 18.
The Tigers open the regular season at home Saturday, August 27 at 7:30 PM vs. the Toronto Red Knights in Nicholson Stadium. It's part of the WTOV Game of the Week schedule.
Good luck fellows.
As a footnote the metal for the new eastern side grand stands was delivered yesterday. School officials said once assembly begins it will be ready for use in 7 to 10 days. Superintendent Mr. B said they will be ready for the opening of the 2011 season.
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