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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Area teams collide at Ardmore tonight

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    • Area Scrimmages
      TODAY
      Velma-Alma at Kingston, 5:30 p.m.; Lone Grove, Sulphur, Wilson at Ardmore, 6 p.m.; Ryan at Fox, 6:30 p.m.; Healdton at Elmore City-Pernell, 6:30 p.m.; Ada at Plainview...
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      Area Scrimmages
      TODAY

      Velma-Alma at Kingston, 5:30 p.m.; Lone Grove, Sulphur, Wilson at Ardmore, 6 p.m.; Ryan at Fox, 6:30 p.m.; Healdton at Elmore City-Pernell, 6:30 p.m.; Ada at Plainview, 7 p.m.; Idabel at Dickson, 7 p.m.

      FRIDAY

      Valliant at Madill, 6 p.m.; Marietta at Wayne, 6 p.m.; Tishomingo at Ringling, 6 p.m.; Waurika at Thackerville, 6:30 p.m.


  • Ardmore will play host to Lone Grove, Sulphur and Wilson tonight at the Tigers' annual scrimmage at Noble Stadium.
    The scrimmages will begin at 6 p.m. with Lone Grove against Ardmore, followed by Wilson taking on Ardmore's J.V. and Ardmore closing the scrimmage against Sulphur.
    "We're gonna keep it as short as we can," Sulphur coach Jim Dixon said, since Sulphur went long with Bridge Creek last week. "We want to avoid any injuries. That's our main goal and this is just a step in that direction."
    Lone Grove coach Jeremy Turner is looking for technique improvement after the Longhorns struggled in that area in their first scrimmage against Ringling last week.
    Lone Grove will plays its No. 1's against Ardmore's No. 1's, followed by the second teams then a live quarter of first-teamers at around 6:30 p.m.
    "Our technique needs to get better on the offensive line and at the wide receiver position," Turner said. "We need to be more crisp at the quarterback position as far as reading things."
    Turner was, however, impressed with the performance of his defense against Ringling, the defending Class A state champion.
    "I was please at what we did defensively, other than being more aggressive in the secondary," he said.
    Dixon said Sulphur will go 10 defensive plays and 10 offensive plays against Ardmore. Sulphur opens with a tough game against Wynnewood next week.
    "It should be a good challenge for us," Dixon said. "I think the kids have come quite a ways from last year. They've worked extremely hard over the summer and have done pretty well in practice."
    Lone Grove will go into the scrimmage with several players who will not suit up because of injuries. That doesn't excuse Lone Grove from improving from last week's scrimmage, said Turner, who said the injuries are just a part of football.
    "Those guys are going to have to step up and do a job tomorrow," Turner said.
    Follow Horne on Twitter: @ekhorneARD
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