AFTON - The Orange rolled to a 21-0 victory over the White Friday night in Afton's final scrimmage of spring football drills.
“The kids enjoyed it, head coach Zach Gardner said. “They said why don't we do this more often.'
Gardner, an assistant under Jerry Springer last season, moved up to the top spot when Springer submitted his resignation earlier this month.
The Orange team scored three times and was on its way to a fourth TD but coughed the ball up on a fumbled trap play at the White 5-yard line.
“It's hard to get the intensity up when you are playing each other, but we got to evaluate some kids and we got to see where we're at, Gardner said. “Now we can go into team camp with an idea at what we want to do.
The Eagles are off to Norman for a couple of days while Gardner serves on the coaching staff at the second session of University of Oklahoma football camp.
“We'll leave on the 3rd (June 3) and be back on the 5th, Gardner said. “We have a day off then go to the NEO team camp. I am excited about it. “
The Eagles suited up only 23 players for the scrimmage, which featured four 15-minute quarters with a running clock.
“We were struggling with the determination if eighth graders should be suiting up or not, Gardner said. “Last year they they (the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association) said the next year's eighth through 11th graders may do the hour padded practice. This year they didn't list the grades but extended the two-hour timeframe for padded practice. We asked them to clarify it and they gave us a ruling we didn't want to hear.
As a result, that cut back on the number of players who were in camp the last two weeks.