"A shutout against Line Mountain -- not too shabby," added the Braves coach.
Now if only Shikellamy can post another such effort against Mount Carmel in seven days.
"With scrimmages against Southern Columbia and Line Mountain -- traditionally two strong teams -- I think our kids fared pretty well. We have some things to work on when you get to the real thing, but we're excited with the real thing coming up," said Tilford.
"We'll have a good game plan going in and we're looking forward to the challenge of playing Mount Carmel. (Coach) Carm (DeFrancesco) and his staff are aware of what we are going to do, and it's just a matter of who is going to do it better on Friday night."
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SELINSGROVE -- With only a week left until the 2013 season kicks off, Selinsgrove coach Dave Hess was hoping his team would fare well against Central Mountain in the final scrimmage of the year.
And that they did.
Junior running back Zach Adams and Angelo Martin both got carries in the backfield for significant gains. When they weren't running it, junior quarterback Isaiah Rapp was airing it out with success.
"Our team played extremely well. We moved the ball consistently. We had a good number of big plays," Hess said. "I was pleased offensively. Overall, I thought our offense did very well."
Adams ran for 767 yards last year.
The defense didn't miss a beat either, playing perhaps as solid as the offense.
"I thought we played a little soft at times, but other than that, I thought we played pretty solid," Hess said. "We tackled pretty well."
Selinsgrove opens the season at home with Mifflinburg next Friday, and Hess thinks the scrimmage shows that his Seals are clicking at the right time.