Jonesboro-Hodge High School hosted Class 4A Booker T. Washington out of Shreveport and defending district 1-1A champion Glenbrook Academy from Minden in their pre-season scrimmage this past Friday.
The event was played under a controlled platform of each team’s first-team offense going against another’s first-team defense for a series of ten plays in a round-robin, rotational format. While scoring was not kept there was one clear winner on the day – The Heat!
“It was hot,” laughed JHHS head coach Terrance Blankenship. “Normally in this type of scrimmage there will be goal line situations and a live clock period but keeping the player’s safety in mind, we ended up shortening the playing schedule.”
When asked what his takeaway from the event was, Coach Blankenship said that the Tigers showed a lot of promise and were encouraged about the prospect of JHHS having success in the upcoming season.
“As always the case the first time you hit the field for live action there were mistakes made and we learned that we are going to have to “coach up” some guys to get them ready for the season,” reflected Blankenship. “I was pleased with the fact that we did better in the scrimmage this year than last and showed good promise.”
Jonesboro-Hodge will next play on Saturday, August 26th in the Bayou Jamb being played at West Monroe High School. Fans will receive a discount on ticket prices by purchasing them in advance from the school instead of buying them at the gate.
To view the portion of the scrimmage JHHS vs Glenbrook click here.