Correction: Ardmore isn’t playing Plainview in tonight’s Super Scrimmage, and neither is Durant.

The jamboree at Noble Stadium underwent another change late Tuesday, Ardmore coach Larry McBroom confirmed. Bethel has taken the 7:45 p.m. scrimmage slot against Plainview.


Correction: Ardmore isn’t playing Plainview in tonight’s Super Scrimmage, and neither is Durant.
The jamboree at Noble Stadium underwent another change late Tuesday, Ardmore coach Larry McBroom confirmed. Bethel has taken the 7:45 p.m. scrimmage slot against Plainview.


“At least we have an even number of teams,” McBroom said of the 10-team scrimmage, “so everyone will get the same amount of playing time.”


That would be two periods per matchup.


According to the coach, this year’s scrimmage has seen Madill and Prestonwood Christian Academy of Plano, Texas, pull out of the scrimmage, the latter prompting Ardmore and Durant — who will face each other at 7 p.m. — to take on Plainview.  But Bethel inquired about the scrimmage on Tuesday, McBroom added, because its upcoming scrimmage was canceled.


“We weren’t really preparing for Ardmore or Durant; we’re preparing for Elgin (on Sept. 5), “ Plainview coach Corey Cole said. “We just look at it as another opportunity to get better. We understand the situation. We just got to work out kinks.”


Cole said his players were disappointed they won’t face their crosstown rival or Durant because they like to play a team of that caliber, but added they know the scheduling is out of Plainview’s hands.


The Ardmore-Durant rehearsal, however, may not entirely be a preview of their week 10 matchup Nov. 7 at Durant.


“We’ll be a completely different team (in) week 10, and they probably will be, too, so it really doesn’t impact that game at all,” McBroom said. “They will improve a lot and make some changes. We will improve a whole lot and make a few changes. It may give you a little bit of a measure, but the two teams will be completely different.”


Practice has been good for the Tigers lately, McBroom added, but they plan to work on special teams during Friday and Saturday practice sessions. McBroom intends to turn the focus on Ardmore’s Sept. 5 home opener against Ada after Thursday’s scrimmage.


“Our focus has to be on us being better, but we will game plan starting next week.” McBroom said.


Plainview has worked on its running game and defensive pass coverage since its last scrimmage a week ago at home against Millwood.


“We continue to work on fundamentals,” Cole said. “We’ve really got back to basics and improving on weaknesses we saw last Thursday night.


“We want to make a good showing, but our main priority is to get better and improve, fix the mistakes we had last week.”


I.C. Murrell, 221-6527
ic.murrell@ardmoreite.com