Tigers get valuable experience in scrimmage versus Villa Rica

Published 8:45 am Saturday, August 6, 2022

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The Troup High football team got back in the fray on Friday night as it took on Villa Rica in a scrimmage. It was a valuable experience for the Tigers as their opening game of the season is less than two weeks away.

“This was huge for us,” head coach Tanner Glisson said. “We needed to get this experience.”

The Tigers defense was stout all night as they pressured the quarterback and plugged up running lanes. There was a drive in the second quarter that Qua Birdsong absolutely blew up with two sacks in the span of three plays. 

“I thought we did some really tough stuff, and we were real physical on the defensive side of the ball,” Glisson said. “Across the defense we played really really well.”

Despite the defense coming to play, the offense faltered at times. The splash plays were not there so the Tigers had to try and build sustained drives with 10+ plays, but often failed to do so as the offense stalled out time and time again.

“We were too inconsistent,” Glisson said. “Our passing game still needs work. We’ve been working on it, and we are trying to open up the offense for Taeo (Todd).”

Despite the offense not firing on all cylinders, there was one player that stood out on the night for Glisson.

“I thought (Logan) Sinkfield, our backup quarterback, did a really good job coming in and running the offense,” Glisson said.

This was a big step toward the regular season for the Tigers. Troup’s regular season starts on Aug. 19 with a date at Harris County.