It’s an important week ahead for the Chatham County gridiron teams as controlled scrimmages are on tap to fine tune and make final adjustments before the 2019 fall season officially kicks off on …
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It’s an important week ahead for the Chatham County gridiron teams as controlled scrimmages are on tap to fine tune and make final adjustments before the 2019 fall season officially kicks off on Friday, August 23.
Chatham Central and Northwood are ahead of the game. The Bears traveled to Southwestern Randolph last Saturday, August 10, to take part in their first major scrimmage of the preseason while Northwood traveled to Durham to scrimmage Hillside.
The Bears faced larger teams such as Ledford and Southern Guilford and the results were mixed, as was expected going in.
While not winning any of the three scrimmages on the scoreboard, Chatham Central proved to be competitive in several facets, including the passing of Michael Moore who will unquestionably be one of the top passers in the state of North Carolina this fall. Moore looked sharp, showing increased arm strength on the out routes and touch over the middle and on fade patters.
Michael Gurley had a strong scrimmage at wideout for the Bears and presented a big target at 6’4 while Riley Lagenor and Malachi Moore ran the ball well.
Defensively. Lagenor, Caleb Lytton and J’aaron Wise had nice performances for Chatham Central.
Northwood gave the always-tough Hornets a tough battle with Deuce Powell ripping off some nice runs to lead the way.
Chatham Central will take part in the annual Jack Shaner Northwood Jamboree on Friday, August 16 in its final test before powerful Eastern Randolph rolls into Bear Creek in the season opener the following Friday night at 7 pm. Northwood will travel to Apex Friendship that same night.
Jordan-Matthews, meanwhile, continues to prep for its 2019 opener with Bartlett Yancey on August 23 in Siler City with a pair of scrimmages this week.
The Jets will entertain Granville Central and North Moore on Wednesday evening at 7 pm in Siler City in a three team scrimmage. Jordan-Matthews will then join Northwood and Chatham Central at the Jack Shaner Jamboree in Pittsboro on Friday evening.
2019 Jack Shaner Northwood Jamboree Schedule on Friday, August 16
TIME FIELD 1 (FIELDHOUSE SIDE) FIELD 2 (SCOREBOARD SIDE)
6:00 NEW RULES CHANGES NEW RULES CHANGES
6:15 S. Alamance vs Carrboro Western Harnett vs Chatham Central
6:40 Chatham Central vs Carrboro Green Hope vs Jordan-Mathews
7:05 Northwoodv vs S. Alamance Green Hope vs Western Harnett
7:30 Northwood vs Chatham Central Carrboro vs Jordan-Matthews
7:55 Northwood vs Green Hope Jordan-Matthews vs Western Harnett
8:20 Carrboro vs Chatham Central S. Alamance vs Western Harnett
8:45 Northwood vs Jordan-Matthews S. Alamance vs Green Hope
2 SCRIMMAGES WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SAME TIME. EACH TEAM WILL HAVE 10 OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE PLAYS. TEAMS WILL KEEP THIS FORMAT UNTIL 20 MINUTES HAS EXPIRED. AFTER BOTH TEAMS HAVE COMPLETED THEIR 10 OFFENSIVE, IF BOTH COACHES AGREE, TEAMS CAN REDUCE TO 5 PLAYS EACH UNTIL TIME EXPIRES.