Two of the top teams in the area prepared for the upcoming season with a well attended scrimmage at Salem. Oscar Smith the visitors. They were undefeated last season, until they lost in the Group 6A championship game.
Salem made it all the way to the Group 5A semi-finals. Both bring back stout defenses and it showed in the scrimmage where the offenses were a little behind.
Not that the score means much of anything, but when the starters were on the field, the Tigers had a 14-7 lead.
Oscar Smith opens their season Saturday, August 23 against the defending national champs. That would be Booker T. Washington of Miami, FL.
Salem opens up on the road on August 28 against Kellam.