Versailles soccer hosts Greenville for remaining tune up earlier than season opener

By Drew Terhall

VERSAILLES — It was the final scrimmage for Versailles and Greenville because the Tigers hosted the Inexperienced Wave at H.B Gap Area for his or her annual Jamboree on Aug. 11.

The varsity groups had the prospect to play three quarters to begin off. Then the junior varsity every had 20 performs of offense and the freshmen crew had 10 performs.

Versailles got here out robust and scored on their first 4 drives. The protection was capable of get stops early on. Head coach Ryan Jones stated he was thrilled to see the youngsters come out and play bodily from the beginning. The crew got here in with the precise angle and appeared sharp.

“Actually pleased with the way in which we got here out and began the sport varsity sensible. We have been capable of put some factors up. The protection got here out and bought some stops early on,” Jones stated.

Senior Michael Osborne bought the beginning reps at quarterback to begin. He had a passing landing to senior A.J. Griesdorn and a speeding landing. Junior Blake Henry had two speeding touchdowns.

Afterward, junior James Schmitmeyer rushed for a landing and junior Ben Subler scored one to finish the varsity session.

Jones stated the crew ran the ball properly and made performs by means of the air once they wanted them. The one challenge he identified was his crew wanted to scrub up among the turnovers. Each groups exchanged turnovers within the second half.

For the Tigers, this was the ultimate likelihood for guys to compete for a spot in opposition to a distinct opponent. Jones stated guys did win some spots right this moment, however it wasn’t simply from their efficiency right this moment.

“It’s simply not right this moment, it’s the fruits of the final month of soccer. We’ll discuss as coaches, consider the movie and proceed Monday by means of apply in all probability having our beginning lineup solidified,” Jones stated.

For Greenville, they struggled on either side of the ball to begin. However because the scrimmage went on, the offense was capable of transfer the ball because the protection began to make some performs.

Head coach Bart Schmitz stated there have been some positives and negatives to the scrimmage.

“Offensively, we moved the ball higher than what we did within the first scrimmage,” Schmitz stated. “Defensively, we struggled to get lined up at occasions. We’ve to proceed to get higher at realizing what they’re doing. That’s half the battle. If we are able to’t get lined up, then we don’t stand an opportunity.”

Senior quarterback Evan Manix and the group of working backs rotating out and in of the lineup helped the crew transfer the ball. However at occasions, their youth confirmed up and stopped drives.

Schmitz stated they knew there was going to be a studying curve with among the youngsters as they have been younger. The teaching workers must proceed to work with the youngsters because the season progresses.

Schmitz stated because the crew continues to play extra video games underneath the Friday night time lights, they may get higher after every time. However for now, the coaches did be taught just a few issues about this crew.

“We did be taught some issues. We didn’t stop, performed exhausting. We did issues the precise approach for probably the most half. We simply bought to get some seasoning underneath belts right here a bit of bit,” Schmitz stated.

Each groups will host their opponent for the season opener on Aug. 18. The Tigers will host Celina at 7 p.m. Jones stated the crew might want to proceed to enhance throughout this week of apply main into the sport with Celina returning lots of gamers from an amazing crew final yr.

For Greenville, they may host Eaton at 7 p.m. It will likely be their first of again to again house video games.

Contact Every day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]