By Drew Terhall
UNION CITY — It’s nearly time for soccer season to start. Groups at the moment are getting their first scrimmage on this weekend. For Mississinawa Valley, they bought to host Sidney Lehman Catholic and Inexperienced Excessive College on Aug. 4.
Head coach Steven Trobridge stated the younger crew got here out nervous, however settled down because the scrimmage went on. The crew confirmed Trobridge they’re extra forward at this level this yr than final yr.
“We’re 10 occasions higher proper now beginning clever, than we had been final yr. It exhibits up entrance, our offensive line and defensive position,” Trobridge stated.
The protection from Mississinawa Valley had a tough first sequence towards a great Sidney Lehman crew. However they began to make performs as soon as they had been comfy.
They had been capable of create a number of turnovers. Once they had been dealing with fourth and objective towards Inexperienced close to the objective line, the crew was capable of power and recuperate a fumble.
On offense, the crew had some good scoring drives. Trobridge stated the crew will probably be alright so long as the younger guys can begin the sport calm.
With it being the crew’s first scrimmage, there was some scores taken again as a consequence of penalties.
“We scored thrice on Inexperienced with one getting known as again and the opposite one getting known as again on penalties. Capturing ourselves within the foot. Then we performed a very good Sidney Lehman crew. I beloved that as a result of it challenged us,” Trobridge stated.
It was Kyle Wehrkamp’s first shot directing the offense in a game-type setting. The scrimmage is a distinct setting in comparison with seven on sevens.
Trobridge stated as anticipated, Wehrkamp had some ups and downs. He made some good throws through the scrimmage, together with a landing throw to his brother Dylan. Trobridge additionally stated a few of the downs had been attributable to the teaching employees making a number of errors as properly.
Wehrkamp additionally did some good issues along with his legs. The offense was capable of run the ball fairly properly through the scrimmage.
“We put him in some dangerous conditions too as a training employees. We bought to get higher at that,” Trobridge stated. “However offensively, we averaged, towards each groups, 4.4 yards per keep on runs. Our working backs had a heck of a day. Kyle, the identical factor.”
Total, the Blackhawks confirmed a number of promise throughout their first scrimmage. Trobridge stated they’re proud of the place they’re at and are targeted on the subsequent one.
They’ll host Bradford on Aug. 11 at 7 p.m.
Contact Every day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]