GALLATIN - Last Friday marked the first time the Station Camp Bison hit the practice field this preseason in full pads against another opponent.
Welcoming in the Raiders from McGavock High School, both teams battled for two hours with neither team finding the end zone.
“I thought the outcome offensively would have been better and I think it would have had there not been mental mistakes,” Station Camp head coach Shaun Hollinsworth said. “The good news is we can correct mental mistakes. We did have plenty of opportunities to make plays and there were times when we made them. I was very pleased with our effort and energy on both sides of the football.”
The Bison spent the next several days on the practice fields fine tuning their play, something Hollinsworth says needs to correct itself come Friday when they scrimmage at LaVergne.
“We can’t have the assignment busts against LaVergne like we did against McGavock,” he said. “I want to see us tackle speed in space. If we can do that I think we will be alright. Against McGavock we didn’t tackle well but we stayed after it and that is something we can coach up. We will continue to work on getting after the football.”
One thing Hollinsworth was pleased with was his offense’s ability to adjust on the fly.
“They played a different look defensively than what we are used to seeing, and I thought in the limited time we had to prepare for it our offense did some good things,” he added. “I thought we did well against their odd front.”
The Bison and Wolverines will kick off at LaVergne at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night.