The Plainsmen of Enid High School took part in their last scrimmage before kicking off the season on the road against the Muskogee Roughers on Aug 25th. Here are a few takeaways from the game against Mustang, Edmond Santa Fe and Westmoore.
1 – Head coach Cameron Conder used the opportunity to scrimmage good teams as an elevated practice leading into week 0, which is exactly what it is. Conder and the Enid staff needed good looks at multiple positions, and they got them. The defense played well and the offensive line identified areas to shore up.
“Kids are continuing to get better each and every day. Doing the right things both in the classroom and on the field,” said Conder.
2 – The offensive line, while they made a few mistakes, is one of the strengths of the team. Competing against 6A-I playoff caliber teams is no easy task, but the offensive line held up well and could be the strength of the team moving forward. Giving Aidan Robinson time to throw will be a key for the Plainsmen against Muskogee.
3 – Enid showed very little in the passing game, but what did stand out was the play of junior wide receiver Zyire Allen. The 6-foot, 170-pound receiver made some great receptions and was a bright spot in the passing game for quarterback Aidan Robinson, who coach Conder said would be the starter against Muskogee.
“Zyire Allen proved his work from this summer is paying off, He had a number of electrifying plays on the perimeter,” said Conder.
Last year, Enid lost to the Roughers, 26-28 in the first game of the season.