Enka - Prep football scrimmages this week as teams get ready for the 2017 season which kicks off next week.Madison and Enka had a scrimmage Wednesday night at Enka.
The Patriots trying to bounce back from a 5-7 season. They only have 8 returning seniors. They will be led by junior quarterback Clark Gray and big running back-lineman Ty Snelson. Madison faced hardship right off the bat when coach Ben Rhodarmer took the Erwin basketball coaching job right before summer practice. Longtime assistant Scott Eubanks moved up. He said his kids adjusted to a tough situation but felt they've handled the disruption well. Madison opens at West Henderson next Friday, August 18.
Enka has a big roster with 61 players hoping to get back on the winning track. The Jets were 2-9 last season. Tadan Clubb will be the quarterback. He is undersized but coach Jeff Frady says his mobility will give defenses fits. This is a pretty veteran team with a majority of seniors and juniors on the squad. Enka opens at home on August 18 against owen.