Wildcats taking to the gridiron

As Coach Zach Line and team watch, quarterback Jadon Olafson looks down field. Photo by Lisa Paine

It’s July and 90 degrees – but that hasn’t stopped the Oxford High School football program from inviting students to participate in voluntary practices and scrimmages.

Wide receiver Jake Champagne goes up for the catch. Photo by Lisa Paine

Last week, freshmen through seniors got back on the field to stretch, run and to “sharpen the rough edges” after not playing for a season. Varsity coach Zach Line was impressed by the way players “were flying around the field” and at the participation numbers.

On Tuesday, July 20 the team traveled to Fitzpatrick Field in Lapeer for a four team, seven-on-seven scrimmage. Just like for the voluntary practices, players wore no pads, just their helmets, tee-shirts, shorts and shoes. The four teams participating were Oxford, Lapeer, Almont and Flint Hamady.

These scrimmages are for coaches to start and gauge their players in limited competitive situations.

— Don Rush 

Quarterback Ben Bruski takes the snap and starts to set up for a pass. Photo by Lisa Paine.




One response to “Wildcats taking to the gridiron”

  1. I hope they honored the late Tate Myre (#42). What a fantastic young man. He laid down his life for his classmates.

    Ed Corack

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