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Boys' football hosts annual Red-White Scrimmage

Ali Ardehali and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
8/22/2017

The boys' football team once again participated in the Red-White Scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 18 on Dickinson Field. The scrimmage, which took place at 7:30 p.m., was the first opportunity of the year for fans to watch the team.

The scrimmage has been a tradition at Central since the 2008-2009 school year. Since it's a scrimmage, it does not have any score or outcome like most football games. However, it allows players to practice and gain more experience.

“It's good to get everyone out under the lights and get a chance to show what they can do," said Ryan Rodriguez, senior tackle.

Many fans took the opportunity to preview the team's future success throughout the season.

"I think it's interesting to see how the team is looking this year, specifically seeing how much or how little turnover happened from last year to this, and see all the guys on the team," said Evan Ostrowski, senior. “The defense looked pretty good, but you have to remember they are doing plays that they don't run a lot in games, so I took it with a grain of salt. And the atmosphere was pretty good for a scrimmage, but nothing compared to what the real games will look like."

Although the scrimmage is viewed as a fun time for athletes and fans, it is still a meaningful part of the football year for players. Most notable is the sounding of the horns, which is done exclusively during the Red-White Scrimmage.

“The horns represent hard work and dedication as well as the determination to rise above all other obstacles," said Junior Nwankpa, senior lineman.

The most exciting part of the game for fans seemed to be the quarterback competition among senior Connor Bauer and junior Matt Rush.

“It was just a typical quarterback competition, but both were a bit rusty," Ostrowski said.

Central will look to prepare for their first conference game, which is Sept. 8 at Oak Park River Forest.

“To prepare [for the first conference game] we will go over film and create a game plan, then run through drills to help us better understand the opposing team's offensive or defensive schemes," said Brendan Cain, senior running back.

But, until then, Central will travel to play St. Xavier High School in the University of Cincinnati Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 26, then the team will host Veteran Night on Friday, Sept. 1 at home.

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