Knights gain valuable field experience during recent scrimmage


PRUNTYTOWN—The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Knights took to the field for the first time this season in a scrimmage against East Fairmont Middle.

While there was no official score kept for the contest, the day provided players some much needed field time to put their training and skills to the test. 

While pleased with the overall performance of his boys, Knights Head Coach Bobby Beltner shared that the evening of play allowed him and his staff to see where the team stood as far as strengths and areas of improvement.

“I thought we were flat and lacked intensity, but we will get that fixed,” he voiced. “We have some cleanup to do, but I was pleased with the effort I saw.”

He went on to say, “If you don’t have effort, then you just don’t stand a chance.”

Beltner said that he is hopeful his team will only continue to improve each and every time they step onto the field.

“This is a great group of kids to coach, and our shortcomings are all fixable,” he commented. “We just need some game experience.”

And game experience will be just what the Knights will get this Wednesday, as their official season kicks off with a home contest against Mountaineer Middle School. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m. on McKinney Field at Grafton High School.

“We will have the team ready to play on Wednesday,” imparted Beltner. “So come out and cheer on your TCMS Knights!”

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