The Lincoln County Falcons continue to prep for their regular season opener. Lincoln County scrimmaged Columbia Academy and came away with a 27-6 victory. The Falcons traveled to Tullahoma Aug. 5 for a scrimmage. The Elk Valley Times will have coverage of the game next week.
Fans are reminded to get tickets for the “Battle of Fayetteville” which is Aug. 12 at Lincoln County High School and is a huge fundraiser for both schools.
“Our level of competition amongst our players has been much higher than at any point since I’ve been here,” said Coach Eddie Cunningham. “ We’re pleased with our progress, but we’re not satisfied with that. Our team realizes there is still a lot of work to be done.”
Cunningham said when it comes to the Columbia scrimmage, coaches loved the fight we saw in the players. “We made plays that we weren’t able to finish last year,” he said.
The Fayetteville Tigers have scrimmaged two bigger classification schools so far this off season. Franklin County and then 4A power Giles County.
Franklin defeated the Tigers 28-13 in a game that was closer than the final score. Coach Daniel Johnson has purposely scheduled all higher and bigger schools than the Tigers to prepare for the regular season.
In the Giles scrimmage, the Tigers erupted for a 62-28 win. Although only a scrimmage, 62 on Giles County is considered impressive.
“The Franklin game kind of got their attention that they have to lock in and focus during practice and practice hard.” said Coach Johnson. “I was displeased in our conditioning and execution in the Franklin game. But we will be where we need to be by the Watertown game. We did much better in the Giles scrimmage.”
The Tigers turn their focus to the “Battle of Fayetteville” coming up Aug. 12.