There were no numbers on the scoreboard, but Plainview players and coaches realized that Millwood High School scored more touchdowns and moved the ball more effectively during a scrimmage Thursday night at Millwood.


There were no numbers on the scoreboard, but Plainview players and coaches realized that Millwood High School scored more touchdowns and moved the ball more effectively during a scrimmage Thursday night at Millwood.

Plainview got its first live action using the option attack coach Chris Berus installed for this season. The Indians moved the ball at times, but the offense sputtered at times as well.

“Our execution was not that good,” he told the huddled players after the scrimmage. “But everything I saw was something that was fixable.” He told the team the biggest thing would be the improvement between now and next Thursday’s scrimmage.

There were bright spots in the offense, as Blake Campo and Taber Jordan took turns running the option attack. They were not under center and a few snaps were hard to handle, but there weren’t many fumbles or missed handoffs.

“We are just a read here and there, and just a block here and there from being good,” Berus said after the scrimmage.

Austin Carrera had a long run after taking a handoff and making a nifty move to make a lineman miss before turning upfield. Carrera went about 50 years, but was tackled at around the 5-yard line.

Plainview was unable to punch the ball in from there in four tries. The Indians did manage to score a few times.

Berus didn’t want to point any particular player out as having a good game, saying he wanted to evaluate the film and see what needs to be corrected.

“We have to have execution from linemen, quarterbacks making reads and players on the edge making blocks.” Berus said. “We are not too far off.”
 
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