War Ea­gles end week of prac­tice on high note

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL -

ROGERS — War Ea­gles coach Tony Travis threw a curve­ball at his play­ers and staff to close the sec­ond week of fall camp.

The team fin­ished prac­tice Fri­day morn­ing with a scrim­mage, which isn’t all that un­usual. But he al­lowed play­ers to call of­fen­sive and de­fen­sive plays dur­ing the fi­nal 15 min­utes. As­sis­tant coaches also swapped du­ties dur­ing that fi­nal seg­ment.

“I didn’t tell the coaches we were go­ing to do it,” Travis said. “I had told the quar­ter­backs all week long at the end of the day on Fri­day, y’all were go­ing to call your own plays. I had kinda told the lineback­ers, too, be ready to call the de­fense. We just called the coaches in and we just flipped it, of­fense and de­fense.

“We just had a lit­tle fun. I think we’ll do a lit­tle more of it, not a lot, but I think the kids had fun with it.”

The of­fense put to­gether a pair of 40-yard scor­ing drives in that fi­nal part of the scrim­mage, while the de­fense dom­i­nated early on. Quar­ter­backs Trey Kit­ter­man and Zach Brown each scored on short runs.

Kit­ter­man hooked up with se­nior Zach Gall for a 35-yard com­ple­tion to set up Brown’s 1-yard keeper for the touch­down. Se­nior line­backer Joseph Nun­nelee also picked off a Kit­ter­man pass.

The War Ea­gles were a lit­tle thin at re­ceiver late in the week as re­turn­ing starter Jay De La Rosa was held out with a tight ham­string and Dy­lan Moore was ab­sent be­cause of a death in the fam­ily. Seth Cur­ren and Brendan Collins were also out with in­juries, but Travis is hope­ful both should re­turn be­fore the sea­son opener.

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