Did Someone Say scrimmage?


Teuana Smith, Sports Reporter

Halloween season is approaching, leaving many football players and fans reminiscing about the previous season when the Reddies went undefeated in the entire month of October. HSU accomplished a four game winning streak and then went on to win in two more games in the first week of November. Henderson’s football season has been postponed but the players are staying on top of their skills set since the beginning of the season. Last Thursday, the team had their second scrimmage game of the year. The scrimmage was on the field at Carpenter-Haygood Stadium. The Reddies were dressed in full pads and practice jerseys for the scrimmage. 

“The scrimmage was pretty good”, said quarterback and redshirt sophomore, Kevin Dick. “ Definitely from the offense side, I thought we did a lot better than the first scrimmage.”

“We have a lot of people injured right now, so we’re taking this week off to recover”, said offensive linemen and sophomore, Robert Dunham. “ So next week, we will try to pick up where we left off.”

 In order to play, players must abide by the Coronavirus precautions. They had to get tested before returning to the school’s campus to check for any positive tests. Everyone involved must wear a mask around campus, especially inside campus buildings. The faculty and team makes sure the weight room stays sanitized and if anyone is feeling ill or tests positive, their entire group must quarantine.

“During weights we have to spray the bars down and disinfect everything before anyone else touches it”, said Dick. 

The players are excited about having the opportunity to get out on the field in any way they can. Their only concern is with the possibility of testing positive for COVID-19 and not being able to play. 

“Our main focus is just getting better at everything and just making the best of what we have and the time we have still on campus”, said Robert Dunham, left tackle.