Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Coach encouraged by Jr. Rabbits performance in scrimmage

Lonoke quarterback Kade Stuart steps up in the pocket before scrambling against Maumelle on Tuesday. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)

By Mark Buffalo
Staff Writer

LONOKE — Even though the scoreboard showed Maumelle with 14 points and Lonoke with none, Junior Jackrabbits coach Darrick Lowery wasn't discouraged by what he saw in the benefit scrimmage game Tuesday night at James B. Abraham Stadium. 
"We knew Mamelle would be pretty physical and pretty athletic and they were," Lowery said. "We just wanted to see if we could execute correctly, how we would handle the heat and how we would handle the real game situations. 
"For the most part, our guys did pretty well."
Lowery said his team got tired near the end of the scrimmage. 
"We've got to learn to keep our focus as we get tired," he said. "For the most part, I'm pretty pleased with the exception of the scoreboard."
Lonoke opens the season Thursday, Sept. 4, against Beebe at James B. Abraham Stadium at 7 p.m.
"We've got a lot of stuff to correct," Lowery said. "It gives our guys something to shoot for before next week. We've got a tough opponent with Beebe as always."

Daniel Seigrist makes an interception in the end zone for the Junior Jackrabbits. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)

Lonoke's Michael Hodges is clotheslined by a Maumelle player. A penalty was called on the play. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)

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