Bull Dogs, Olympians get taste of competition in scrimmages

Columbus East and Columbus North hit the field for dress rehearsals for next week’s season openers when they hosted scrimmages on Friday night.

The Bull Dogs scored eight touchdowns in the varsity portion of the controlled scrimmage, while allowing Greenwood three scores. Zac Horn threw five touchdown passes, including four to Cooper Horn, while Sam Mormino ran for two scores and Hudson Elwood hit Elijah Smith for the final touchdown.

Cooper Horn

“We kind of reflected on Blue-White last week, and we all agreed it wasn’t clean enough,” first-year North coach Logan Haston said. “We had too many mistakes. There were still mistakes tonight, but we made some huge strides in the right direction.”

The Olympians played a fairly even, low-scoring defensive scrimmage against Martinsville. Chase Harrison and Chase Zapfe had interceptions during the Artesians first 15 plays.

“No. 1, we stayed healthy,” East coach Eddie Vogel said. “I was really pleased with how our guys competed. I thought we competed well on both sides of the football. There were a lot of mistakes, but a lot of positive things that we can build on.”

The regular season begins next week. East will host Whiteland, and North will travel to Decatur Central on Friday.