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Park View scrimmage upshot: More work to do

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Josh Boyd makes a cut for a nice gain during Park View's scrimmage against Nottoway Friday night at PVHS. (Steve Hinzman photo) / August 21, 2019
Park View hosted Nottoway for a pre-season football scrimmage at PVHS Friday night, giving the PV coaching staff a sense of where the team stands heading into the 2019 fall season.

What the coaches saw was plenty of room for improvement.

Under the scrimmage game format, each team took possession of the ball for 12 plays starting on their own 30-yard line and tried to drive into the end zone.

The Cougars took possession first and the Dragon defense stopped them, albeit with a few mistakes. The Dragons defensive line was able to penetrate into the Cougar backfield several times and disrupt the plays.

After the Dragons took over, back-up QB Tyler Turman, getting the early work in the scrimmage, tossed a pass out to the right flat to a waiting Dragon RB Josh Boyd who took the catch into the end zone from 40 yards out. However, the play was called back due to a flag for a block in the back. Two plays later Boyd took the handoff and sped around the left end and juked his way into the end zone for a score that stood this time.

But that would be Park View’s only TD of the night.

Nottoway would score three times, with one of those scores coming after the Nottoway defense picked up a Dragon fumble and scooted in for the TD.

The Dragons will travel to Matoaca on for a second scrimmage on Thursday, August 22. Then they will travel to Bluestone for the always-contentious King of the County game on September 6.

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