GLENWOOD — The lights of Rosboro Stadium will soon be turned on.
On Friday, August 21, the Knights will perform “Purple and Gold” scrimmage game, which will feature both the junior and senior high squads that have endured the heat, high humidity, and days of sweat to get to this point.
Friday’s nights events will start at 5:30 with individual and team pictures for both junior and senior high.
At 6:30, to benefit the Centerpoint athletic department, a cook-out and the selling of old Knight jerseys will take place. The price of a hamburger with chips and a drink will be $5.
At 7:00 the Purple and Gold games will begin with Junior High to be followed by the 2015 Senior Knights.
According to Centerpoint head coach Cary Rogers the senior high will have a full scrimmage with two full squads, while the junior high will have more of a “showcase” running plays.
Rogers thinks the kids enjoy the scrimmage, especially since the numbers have been large enough for there to be two independent squads.
“Come on out and we’ll put on a good show, and throw the ball around a lot,” said Rogers. “I think it will be enjoyable to watch.”
On Monday, August 24 at 6:00 the Knights will be taking part in a benefit jamboree at DeQueen along with DeQueen and Mineral Springs.
“They actually get to go hit somebody else,” said Rogers. “The kids enjoy it, gives them a chance to talk some smack to each other.”
On Tuesday, August 25. the Junior Knights will be at Mineral Springs to take part in a scrimmage game.
Each of these games are to benefit the Arkansas Activities Association’s Catastrophic Insurance Fund. Out of the $4.00 gate fee, 80% of senior high and 20% of junior high goes the insurance fund.
Rogers hopes to mainly work on fundamentals in the scrimmages.
“We’re going to work on our basic plays, and I want to see us to the things I expect us to do well, such as throw and catch the ball, and get after it on defense.
Rogers call his defense the “fastest team defense we’ve had” and said there is still some work to be done along the offensive line after graduating all the starters from last year’s squad.
“The line provides the greatest opportunity to play and where our greatest need is,” said Rogers. “We really got to get a good look at what those kids are going to look like under some lights.”