Ansonia football on track


By Gaylen Blosser - DarkeCountyMedia.com



Ansonia quarterback Hunter Buckingham settles in under center for the Tigers in Friday night’s scrimmage at Mississinawa Valley.

Ansonia quarterback Hunter Buckingham settles in under center for the Tigers in Friday night’s scrimmage at Mississinawa Valley.


An Ansonia runner runs out of the grasp of an Antwerp defensive player to posative yardage.


An Ansonia varsity player makes a solo tackle against Antwerp.


The Ansonia defense makes a stop in the team’s Friday night scrimmage at MV.


Ansonia gets an interception against Antwerp at the teams scrimmage in Union City.


Ansonia earns yardage in the teams Friday night scrimmage.


An Ansonia runner breaks a tackle against Sidney Lehman.


UNION CITY – The Ansonia Tigers football team traveled to Mississinawa Valley to compete in a four-team high school football scrimmage including Mississinawa Valley, Antwerp and Lehman Catholic.

“I was very pleased,” said Ansonia varsity coach Matt Macy of the Friday night scrimmage. “It was just good to be out against someone else.”

The Tigers were able to get the ball in the end zone on several occasions while playing solid defense on the night.

“I thought our varsity guys did pretty well,” Macy noted. “We scored a few touchdowns, played really well on defense. Coach Hall has really got our defense going.”

Coach Macy was very pleased the play of the junior varsity squad when they took the field.

“The best surprise of the night was our JV kids coming out and moving the ball and making plays on defense,” shared Macy. “I didn’t know what to expect with them because the young guys have never done it.”

“They come out here and they’re gamers,” Macy added. “They come out and were ready to go so, that’s good.”

Although pleased with his team’s performance, Coach Macy is always looking for improvement.

“I guess we’re never where we want to be,” stated Macy following the scrimmage, “but we are on track for week one.”

Ansonia quarterback Hunter Buckingham settles in under center for the Tigers in Friday night’s scrimmage at Mississinawa Valley.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_8-inch-Ansonia-FB.jpgAnsonia quarterback Hunter Buckingham settles in under center for the Tigers in Friday night’s scrimmage at Mississinawa Valley.

An Ansonia runner runs out of the grasp of an Antwerp defensive player to posative yardage.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_IMG_5466.jpgAn Ansonia runner runs out of the grasp of an Antwerp defensive player to posative yardage.

An Ansonia varsity player makes a solo tackle against Antwerp.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_IMG_5134.jpgAn Ansonia varsity player makes a solo tackle against Antwerp.

The Ansonia defense makes a stop in the team’s Friday night scrimmage at MV.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_IMG_5148.jpgThe Ansonia defense makes a stop in the team’s Friday night scrimmage at MV.

Ansonia gets an interception against Antwerp at the teams scrimmage in Union City.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_IMG_5165.jpgAnsonia gets an interception against Antwerp at the teams scrimmage in Union City.

Ansonia earns yardage in the teams Friday night scrimmage.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_IMG_5222.jpgAnsonia earns yardage in the teams Friday night scrimmage.

An Ansonia runner breaks a tackle against Sidney Lehman.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/08/web1_IMG_5333.jpgAn Ansonia runner breaks a tackle against Sidney Lehman.

By Gaylen Blosser

DarkeCountyMedia.com

Contact Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or (937) 853-6390-Ext. 1751. Read more news, features and sports a DarkeCountyMedia.com.

Contact Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or (937) 853-6390-Ext. 1751. Read more news, features and sports a DarkeCountyMedia.com.