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Eagles make progress in scrimmage

By Jake Harris | Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Decatur Eagles capped off the first week of two-a-days with a scrimmage practice Saturday night at the Decatur High School practice field.

Lightning and rain delayed things a bit, but that didn’t stop parents and other members of the community from coming out to watch.

Hauling It In

HAULING IT IN – Decatur receiver Gunnar Parker brings in a reception over Aaron Shetter during the scrimmage portion of the Eagles’ practice Saturday night. Decatur will scrimmage Kennedale at 7 p.m. Friday at Eagle Stadium. Messenger Photo by Joe Duty

The practice consisted of series of 12-play intervals as players moved up and down the field. This allowed everyone to play both sides of the ball, something that will be useful as new head coach Mike Fuller begins a new offensive scheme.

“We did really well for a week into it,” Fuller said. “We looked a lot better than we did Monday, for sure.”

He added that having the whole team play both sides helped, too.

“Especially since we had nine different combinations of teams playing both sides of the ball, I’d say we looked pretty good,” Fuller said.

Fuller hasn’t yet decided who will be the starting receivers to fill the void left by graduated seniors Cain Lowe and Austin Givens.

“We have six or seven pretty good guys, though,” he noted.

New quarterback Justin Myers, taking over for Grayson Muehlstein this season, looked ready to begin the season, at one point throwing two touchdown passes in a row.

Decatur’s first game is Aug. 29 against Springtown.

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