SHORT GAP, WV—It wasn’t the performance that head coach Rich Bord was exactly looking for out of his Bearcat football team this past weekend, but according to Bord, their recent scrimmage against Frankfort, a 2018 playoff team, is no reason to panic.
The Bearcats hit the road early on Saturday and drove to Short Gap, WV, just a few miles from Cumberland, MD, to face the Frankfort Falcons.
Frankfort, coming off an 8-2 season and a #14 ranking in AA, looks to return to the upper echelon of the rankings again this season with a myriad of returning starters.
“We ran into a potential top six team in the state,” Coach Bord said. “We knew they were good. They return eight starters on either side of the ball. Early on, you want some tough scrimmages so you can gauge where you’re at. We have some things to work on but we know what we have.”
The Bearcats struggled somewhat throughout the contest, but Bord still saw plenty of positives out of his Bearcats against the veteran Falcon squad.
“There were plenty of bright spots,” Bord stated. “We threw the ball well, and we ran the ball well, even though we were not very good up front. I’m not too worried about it because we didn’t scrimmage well against them last season either. But we took some major steps down there and we will continue to get better.”
The Bearcats return to action on Friday, August 23, as they travel to Richwood to scrimmage the Lumberjacks. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.