Mesa Eagles Pop Warner Football Opening Day
First scrimmage was Mesa Eagles Mighty Might’s vs. Upland Mighty Might’s. With great pride and determination the Eagles had a difficult time containing the Upland running game. The Eagles showed strength up the middle but once broken out to the corner they had a difficult time holding the runners. At this age and experience the passing game is to complex and difficult. One trick play that gave the Eagles the hardest time of the day was the reverse and double reverse. But by the end of the scrimmage they had made adjustments and contained the run. The Eagles offence has to work on their downfield blocking and pursuit. If they would take out the linebackers they can keep the series alive and take it to the end zone. With more practice on blocking and pursuing they should have a productive season.
Next scrimmage was the Mesa Eagles Pee Wee vs. the La Costa Canyon Mavericks from the Palomar Conference. For being a scrimmage the kids were out there doing their best. La Costa Canyon was last years super bowl champions and it looks like they had retained a good number of last year’s players. They ran their plays with efficiency and made big runs around the corners. The eagles are just going to have to work on the basics and start hitting and pursuing. Once each player learns the plays and becomes a team they should do well this season.