I watched the first hour of the scrimmage between Kingman Academy and Needles H.S. Both teams showed lots of athleticm. The KA ones were slightly better than the Needles ones in both defense and offense, and the KA twos outclassed the Needles twos.
The KA spread offense was very crisp and fast with the receivers quickly placing themselves in the open and the QB quickly getting off the pass. The starting QB was on target with the short passes and the deep ones also. Receivers very fast and athletic with the offensive line offering great pass protection, though the QB was sacked once. The dive and counter were very successful and the QB is also a scrambler.
Needles offense was very big and quick running a veer option. KA was very successful in stopping the counter and the counter option, but had a bit of trouble with the dive and QB keeper on the option, with no trouble against the pitch. For a team facing the tripple option for the first time on a scrimmage, they did very well, allowing Needles to score once while the academy scored several times with their offense. The KA Defense had several sacks, interceptions and fumble recoveries.
KA and Needles both practiced their PAT and FG tries. KA kicker has the leg but not the accuracy. They scored on all but one of their 2 point conversions and the KA defense allowed two of five Needles conversions - the dive and the QB keeping on the option.
The Needles booster's concession stand is one of the best.
"The reason I didn't like to throw on first and ten, was because I hated second and ten." - The Legendary Ray Smith.
I got to see the Tonopah Valley, Odyssey Prep and Paradise Honors friday night at Tonopah. Tonopah has some fast boys on that team and very athletic QB and great RB that kid has some moves. They will make some noise this year with that many athletes on the field. Odyssey was clearly out matched by the other two teams, Paradise looked very good. Paradise running game is great and a BIG Oline. Paradise scored on 3-4 long td runs and did not give up a score to Odyssey and they tied Tonopah 1-1. They have speed all over the place too and good skill players. None of the teams threw the ball much except Odyssey and they could not complete a single pass on the other two teams... great night of football and can't wait for Div 5 football!!
footballfamily didnt say anything about playoffs...they said "make some noise" which could mean a lot of things. It could mean that Tonopah may not get blown out as much as last year against the BEST SCHOOLS IN DIV 5! Let's see any other school play their schedule and come out on top