The Green Wave varsity football team has wrapped up its preseason scrimmages and turned its focus to the games that count.
Summerville had a strong showing against Beaufort Friday in its final scrimmage. The Wave took a 28-7 lead into the final quarter and finished with a 42-13 advantage.
Summerville moved the ball well, this time relying more on the passing game that it did in previous scrimmages but also rushing well. Several quarterbacks and running backs were used during the scrimmage.
“We had three exhibition games and did well in all of them but I’m not so sure those teams we scrimmaged are as strong this year as they have been in the past,” Summerville coach John McKissick said. “We look good so far, but we will face strong competition during the season.”
Summerville opens its regular season Friday at Providence High School in North Carolina. Wave running back Chris Felder says his team is ready to get the first game out of the way.
“We will be a little more nervous going into that,” Felder said. “There will be more people there and it’s different when you know you need to win. But we are excited.”
He believes once his team gets going the jitters will disappear and Summerville could have a special season.
“We should be strong on offense this year,” he said. “The running backs have a good line ahead of us so as long as we follow them we should be straight. We need to focus on what we do more than on what the other team is going to do. For me, I’ll be focusing on keeping the ball secure and on staying healthy. I’m hoping I can avoid injuries.”
Summerville returns to the Lowcountry for a game at Cane Bay Aug. 29 and hosts Berkeley Sept. 5 in its home opener.