Tigers looking to hit and run
The Alcovy high school football team is set for a scrimmage tonight against Jackson and head coach Kirk Hoffman is looking to use it to gauge his players at their respective positions.
Hoffman said that there are currently ongoing position battles in practice at linebacker, in the secondary and at some of the skill positions.
“I think our biggest thing is, when you watch us play we’re gonna rotate 1,000 kids in. We wanna make sure we got the right kids at the right position,” Hoffman said. “We feel pretty good about that. We’ve worked on it during spring all the way through the summer to the first two weeks of the season here and now we wanna be able to come out of the scrimmage and say, 'These kids are in the right positions, so now let’s just start reppin’ and getting better.’”
Hoffmann said that he just wants his team to get a chance to hit and run. He added that the team will be really vanilla in the scrimmage because he doesn’t want to open them up to potential injuries that could affect their season.
“Here’s my goal for scrimmages: You get a chance to hit somebody else and come out of it with no injuries,” Hoffman said.
He added that the kicking game will be dead, but the rest of the game will be live. When asked if there are any plays he wants to try out in the scrimmage, Hoffman said no because his main focus is seeing the players at their positions.
The Tigers will suit up for the first regular season game against Eastside High School on August 29.