By Ron Park
Like other high school football programs around the county and the state, the West Carroll War Eagles are gearing up and getting ready for the upcoming football season.
The War Eagles took part in their first preseason scrimmage this past Friday against Houston County at Perry County High School.
This upcoming Friday, West Carroll will be hosting a scrimmage against the Dresden Lions. That scrimmage is tentatively set to start at 6 p.m., though it could be pushed back later if temperatures are too high.
The War Eagles started practicing in full gear last week.
According to head coach Clayton Morris, he’s got about 40 kids on the roster this year, and from what he’s seen so far, he described the team as extremely competitive and having the will to fight through adversity – with maybe even a little bit of a chip on their should (in a good way).
“I’m really excited about this year,” said Morris.
On August 12, the War Eagles will be facing off with Stewart County in jamboree action at Henry County High School. They are slated for the first match-up of the jamboree, starting at 5:30 p.m.
West Carroll will be hosting the Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central High School Tigers on Aug. 19 for the first game of the regular season.