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Leopards showed a balanced offense at jamboree

Savanna Pope Sports Writer

August 17, 2013

The Leopards left the 2013 Pigskin Jamboree on Friday night with great expectations for this future season. With James Lewis leading the team as head coach, they have high hopes for victory.


“You can say I’m quite excited and just ready to get it started. The kids are excited because the season is here, so it’s time to start playing.


He liked what he saw from his team at the jamboree, but added that his defense wasn’t as deep as he would like it to be. They managed to score against all four teams, and then when they were on defense, the Leopards put up some good blocks.


“I think this year we’re going to be pretty balanced on offense, and we should be able to throw the ball as well as run the ball. Defensively we just need to have a little bit of depth and I think we’ll be just fine,” he explained.


When asked which was the toughest team he faced on Friday at the jamboree, Lewis said, “I thought everyone was pretty even tonight. I thought it was a good night for everyone, because we all showed a lot of plusses. Everyone had some down swings as well, but I was really impressed with everyone,”


He said the Leopards have many more practices and improvements to make, but he’s confident their season will be successful.


Their first game is next Friday at home against Union. Game time is 7:30 p.m.