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Scrimmages, Powder Puff games bring football back to Memorial Stadium Friday

Pictured at a recent Powder Puff practice are Autumn Jackson, Tiffany Braddy, Elizabeth Renninger, Sarah Gibson, Logan Nevill Yasmine, Blue Tyrona Green, Tina Hauge, Jasmine Ruise, Rhondesia Clayton, Kallie Raulerson and Faith Finley.Football returns to Memorial Stadium this week with spring scrimmages and the Powder Puff game, all on May 18.

Though this Friday’s Wildcats scrimmage isn’t an official spring football game, it holds a lot of the significance for the coaching staff. With the spring game versus Trinity Catholic coming up on May 24, the scrimmage will be a chance for Coach Ryan Sulkowski to finalize his depth chart.

“There are still a few positions where a starter has not been named and we are using the rest of this week to evaluate those positions,” said Sulkowski.

The scrimmage will be used as a “measuring stick” to determine who will be in the starting line up against Trinity Catholic.

“Next week will be treated as a ‘game week’ in which only our returning players will practice and put in the offensive and defensive game plans,” he said.

In addition to the Wildcat scrimmage at 7 pm, middle school Bobcats fans will get an opportunity at 5 pm to see who will be on the field in the fall.

 

Coach Sulkowski and his staff have been drilling the middle school players in many of the fundamentals.

“We have taken it very slow with this group because there are so many little things that have to be taught,” said Sulkowski.

Much of the practice time has been spent evaluating talent and discovering what positions suit the players best. The scrimmage will give the staff a chance to see them work in a game-like situation.

“We are excited about seeing how quickly our young guys can learn what we are teaching and Friday night will give them an opportunity to shine in a limited scrimmage,” the coach said.

High school girls will take part in a Powder Puff game at 6 pm.

The girls have been practicing for several weeks and it can get pretty rough and tumble when they square off against one another. Several years the game was cancelled because of rough play.

In the first Powder Puff match-up, a combined team of freshman and sophomores will take on the juniors. Then the combined team will meet the seniors, and the last game of the evening will have the juniors and seniors squaring off against each other.

The team with the best overall record will be crowned Powder Puff champs of 2012. BCHS will face Trinity Catholic at 7 pm on May 24 at home.

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