The Durant Lions held it’s first scrimmage of the new season against Prime Prep, a team that is founded by former Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders. Sanders is also the head coach.
The scrimmage began at 6 p.m. at Paul Laird Field and ended around 8 p.m. Each team took turns with allotted amount of offensive plays to score. If a team didn’t score in the amount of plays given, then the other offense took over.
Then the scrimmage ended with one 12 minute quarter of live play.
This was the first test for a Lions offense that is searching for a replacement at quarterback after Zac Cater graduated. And the Lions are trying out new players at running back also, while it looks like Durant’s wide receiver crew is in tact. However, the Lion’s leading receiver, Skye Lowe, didn’t participate in the scrimmage due to a leg injury. Lowe is expected to be ready for the regular season.
Durant’s defence looked healthy. Last season, the defense took a heavy toll of injuries in which coach Bryon Cordell had to cut-and-paste players in and out the lineup, especially at the linebacker position.
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