By Kyle Lovern
MADISON – The second annual Cardinal Conference Grid-O-Rama will be held on Saturday, August 16, at Scott High School in Madison, West Virginia.
Mingo Central High School will get its first test as they go up against Scott High School. The Skyhawks have been one of the best Class AA teams in the state the past few seasons.
Coach Yogi Kinder said it will be good for his squad to be able to hit someone in a different colored jersey.
He also said it is a good way to find out how the offense is clicking.
“It’s a good chance for some of our younger guys to get some snaps and an opportunity for them to show the coaching staff what they can do,” Kinder said.
The Cardinal Conference is comprised of eight Class AA high schools located in Boone, Kanawha, Logan, Mingo, Putnam and Wayne counties. Member schools include: Scott, Herbert Hoover, Sissonville, Chapmanville Regional, Mingo Central, Poca, Tolsia and Wayne.
The event features four controlled football scrimmages involving all eight conference foes. Each scrimmage will be timed and limited to two hours on a continuously-running game clock and consist of ten-play drives and down-and-distance plays. The coaches of the opposing teams in each scrimmage will decide the exact format for their respective scrimmage.
The gates will open at 12 noon. The first scrimmage begins at 1:15pm. Admission is $7.00 for students and adults. Admission receipts will be divided among the member schools.
Concessions will be available.
Scrimmage Time Teams
1:15 PM – 3:15 PM Poca vs. Sissonville
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Herbert Hoover vs. Tolsia
5:45 PM – 7:45 PM Chapmanville Regional vs. Wayne
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Mingo Central vs. Scott
(Kyle Lovern is the Sports Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)