CELINA – Greenville competed in its final seven-on-seven scrimmage of the summer Friday at Celina as the Green Wave get ready to turn their focus to real football.
Greenville scrimmaged against Celina, Crestview, Parkway and Sidney in Friday’s passing scrimmage in Celina. It was the third and final seven-on-seven of the season for the Green Wave, who’ve progressed a lot since their first scrimmage at Tippecanoe, coach Aaron Shaffer said.
“There’s no question,” he said of his team’s improvement. “We continue to expand on our coverage and our route packages over these three weeks we’ve been working. The further along you get in the summer the cleaner things get. The honest truth is we installed another coverage yesterday.”
After working on some key concepts during their summer camp and two previous scrimmages, the Green Wave used Friday as an opportunity to try out some new schemes. That led to some busted coverages at times, Shaffer said, but ultimately he was pleased with how the Wave performed.
“Today we worked a lot of different things that we hadn’t really spent a lot of time on here in the last few weeks,” Shaffer said. “We still had our stuff that’s kind of our go-to, but we worked a few different route combinations, things like that.”
With the seven-on-seven passing scrimmages now complete for the year, Greenville is ready for its real practices to begin in August. That’s when the Green Wave will be able to incorporate their run game and special teams into the workouts more as they get ready for the start of the season in about one month.
“It’s nice to get out here and do this part of summer, get your 10 days in,” Shaffer said. “But here in eight days we get to do it for real now.
“We’re definitely excited to get moving to the real football part of it.”
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