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by Norv and Mary Coblentz · September 04, 2013


The West Liberty football team had an unconventional scrimmage against Tipton, Aug. 23, at West Liberty.

Instead of playing as if it were a regular football game or part of a football game, the two teams ran through plays and practiced various strategies.

"There are definitely some bright spots in what we did tonight, but we've got a whole lot more that we need to clean up and get sharp with the quality of opponents that we're going to face," West Liberty Head Coach Ben Slife said.

"(Tipton) had a lot of good ideas (about how to run the scrimmage), and I had some ideas," Slife said. "It was a little tedious, but as far as what was accomplished, I'm very excited about it. We've got a good barometer of where we are as a team and what we need to work on. We're ready to make those improvements to get a jumpstart on our season."

The Comets have a tough first three games against Regina, Mount Vernon, and Louisa-Muscatine coming up.

"Right out of the gate, we've got three really good opponents," Slife said. "Everybody knows about Regina, but Mount Vernon, I would expect to be a top-15 (team). They have most of their team returning, and their JV team only had one loss last year. L-M is getting votes preseason, and you figure if they're getting votes, they're probably in the top 12 or 13 teams in the state."

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