Tigers look­ing to hit and run

The Covington News - - SPORTS - SHAKEEM HOL­LOWAY shol­loway@cov­news.com

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.

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