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August 18, 2012

Few surprises in Shikellamy-Southern Columbia scrim

There were few surprises when Shikellamy traveled to Southern Columbia for the teams’ first preseason football scrimmage Saturday night.

With a brand new coaching staff and system, the Braves have a ton of hope. As for the Tigers, they are once again a bonafide powerhouse.

While nobody got steamrolled, Southern did win the battle of yardage and touchdowns.

“We should have a pretty productive offense this year,” said Southern coach Jim Roth. “I’m not disappointed in our defense, but I know we can play a lot better.”

Southern junior running back Adam Feudale was near impossible to stop, scoring two of Southern’s three touchdowns, one a 55-yard play off a short pass from Taylor Young.

“The way we run our offense, the fullback is so important,” said Roth. “Adam is big, (with) good speed, and is only going to get better.”

That was the precise point Shikellamy coach Todd Tilford stressed to his troops.

“It’s a tall order playing your first scrimmage against Southern, but it was good for us,” said Tilford. “There were a lot of positives and every mistake can be corrected. We competed physically and I saw some flashes. We’ll get back at it and get better.”

Among the highlights for Shik, Dwayne Pepper picked up some good hard-nosed yardage, and safety Jean Turber registered an interception. Joe Kleman and Nate Hunter had picks for the Tigers.

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