MONROE — The Minden Crimson Tide got their first taste of competition Friday as they headed to Monroe to scrimmage the Neville High Tigers.
Tide head coach Randy Peters seemed overall pleased with the Tide's performance.
"We did some good things and we did some things we have to fix," he said. "We played hard and I thought we held up condition-wise pretty well. Neville is a good football team and we knew that going over there, and that's why we went over there. Playing a team like that tells you right off the bat what you need to work on, and I think we found that out."
The Tide failed to score in the scrimmage, but Peters saw some good things from his offense.
"We moved the ball pretty well the whole time," he said. "We moved the ball inside the 20 when we played a regular quarter. The other times when we had the ball, we just ran out of plays. But we moved the ball quite a bit and we're encouraged by that."
Peters was pleased with the play of his quarterbacks.
"I thought they both looked pretty good," he said. "Ronald Richard ran our wildcat offense and he had some good runs and some good throws as well.Turner Francis came in and threw the ball well and he was the one that led us on the drive that ended inside the 20-yard line. I was pleased with both of them and I think we're heading in the right direction.
Defensively, Peters felt the team needed to get a little tougher up front, but that they would get there.
The Tide now has a week before the Jam at the Joe, and two weeks before their first game at North DeSoto.
"We've got an idea on things we need to fix," Peters said. "The good news is that we have two weeks until the opener. But we certainly hope to see some improvement as we go along."