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* Danville-Mercer County scrimmage.
I expect to see a lot of games this season. However, there won't be many games until mid or late November that will match the intensity of last week's scrimmage between these two area teams.
The practice field at Danville was lined with fans - and numerous opposing coaches - wanting to get a look at the two teams. No one should have left disappointed, either, as the relatively short scrimmage was high intensity from start to finish.
It included a long touchdown run by Corey Jackson for Mercer and a fumble return for a score by Danville's Jacob Bryant that gave the Ads a 7-6 win.
It was one of those rare scrimmages no one wanted to see end and I have no doubts I'll watch numerous regular season games that won't come close to matching the excitement this preseason scrimmage had.
* Brandon Scheller.
The recent Mercer County graduate got great news when he reported to Campbellsville University for football practice Friday. He was told he would not be redshirted and could get playing time early in the secondary. Then he took the team physical Saturday and failed.
He was sent to a surgeon and apparently during baseball season he tore a knee ligament during a slide into home plate. He'll now redshirt this season at Campbellsville and hope to be healthy in time to join the track team in the spring.
* Jim Tirey.
Fans going to the Boyle County-Harrison County game in Cynthiana on Friday can listen to a well-known voice on the radio.
Jim Tirey, current sports talk show host for WLXG (1300 AM) in Lexington and former WLAP host, will be handling the radio play-by-play duties on station WCYN (1400 AM) for Harrison this year.
"I've wanted to get involved with high school football for several years, but always had a work conflict," Tirey said. "They just had an opening at the same time I had the time. I am really looking forward to it.
"I get to see Boyle County the first week and I know how much fun that will be. Then Harrison plays Rockcastle County and one of my favorite coaches, Tom Larkey," Tirey said. "I am really looking forward to working with (Harrison County coach) Ray Graham and his team this year. I love football and there's nothing like being at high school games."
* Western Kentucky.
Former area players Brandon Smith and Andrew McCloud both made a good impression on Western coach David Elson at Tuesday's practice.
Smith, the former Boyle County quarterback, threw a 5-yard scoring pass while leading the second-team offense and McCloud, the former Mercer County running back, ran for a touchdown on a goal-line drill. Both players are redshirt freshmen.
The team's first full scrimmage will be Saturday.