Prep gridiron preview

Prep gridiron preview

YUMA, Ariz. – The 2-time Division 5 state champion Yuma Catholic Shamrocks hosted a 2-day non-contact scrimmage event that featured several other area football programs; and at the same time having to battle through the excessive heat.

Y.C. hosted the likes of Cibola, Gila Ridge, Yuma and Kofa from the formerly known Gila Valley region; while both Central and Southwest represented the Imperial Valley League for a 2nd consecutive year.

Shamrocks head coach Rhett Stallworth admitted this format doesn’t reveal every facet of the game; without the element of special teams, tacking, or the use of linemen on both sides of the football. But, he did express that this format gives all coaches involved a better gauge of the individual talents of their own skill position players:

“It’s not exactly real football, but at the same time you get to evaluate who’s competing and who’s not. You really get to look at your offenses a little bit more and evaluate some of your passing game type things. So, there’s plenty of work to be done and plenty of evaluation that can take place.”

More questions will be answered for area teams in a little more than a month, as fall camps for most programs begins on July 27th.

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