Indians Football Learns From Scrimmage

Senior Kenny Settimi closes in on Ottumwa during a scrimmage on Friday night.

Ottumwa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Indians Football Team traveled the short distance to Ottumwa on Friday night. The Bulldogs and Indians have competed against each other in years past, but different district pairings have kept the two teams separated for the past few years.

Oskaloosa Head Coach Jake Jenkins complimented Ottumwa on their fantastic stadium which was recently renovated. “They were great hosts.”

“We want to get better. They want to get better,” added Jenkins, who believes that the team will grow when they get an opportunity to watch video from the scrimmage.

“I think the goal from tonight was accomplished. We wanted to be physical against other guys, and they were out there doing the same thing.”

Jenkins liked the way the offense was able to move the ball, “we even had good tempo at times.”

“All the eyes were glued to me when we were calling defensive plays. I really liked that. It means they are paying attention and ready.”

Some missed tackles and being a step off at times were part of the learning experience for the Indians. Having just ten individuals out there during special teams. “That’s why we did this tonight. Hopefully we learn from our mistakes, and we don’t have that week one. That’s the ultimate goal, to improve.”

Sophomore Will Schultz had the nod from the coaching staff for the Indians in the quarterback slot. He’s been competing for that position with two other talented prospects. “He’s a very good athlete. He’s smart, and he’s quick, and he’s fast.”

Will Schultz and Tyler Miller will bring speed to the team this year, and Jenkins pointed out that Wyatt Krier “has another gear this year. He’s so much faster than he’s been.”

Iszac Schultz, older brother of Will Schultz, was also mentioned by Jenkins for his speed.

“Overall, I like what I see,” says Jenkins of his team on defense. “I like their focus, and I like the fact that they are glued to us on the sideline. They are paying attention. They really want to do a good job and give a great effort.”

Oskaloosa opens their season at home against Pella Christian on Friday night. Game time is 7 pm versus the traditional 7:30 pm start time.

You will be able to see the game live here on Oskaloosa News, and MCG Channel 7.

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