NEW MARKET—Southmont hosted a scrimmage Friday evening against Greencastle one week before the regular season kicks off.

The Mounties, who lost 2,200 yards in offensive production, practiced like a team trying to find an identity.

Getting the players on film was important to head coach Desson Hannum to see where the players stood fundamentally.

“We’re not trying to set the world on fire or anything like that.” Hannum said. “We just wanted to play base defense and base offense, that was our intention—we just want to see that we are doing fundamentals right.”
Defensively, Southmont showed brief flashes of playing on the same page but it will still need tweaking.

Greencastle’s defensive line appeared to have won the battle of the line of scrimmage as they often plowed through the middle of the undersized Southmont offensive line sacking quarterback Hunter Chadwick multiple times.

Chadwick was able to throw a touchdown during the scrimmage but for the most part, he picked himself up off the field after a sack.

“We’ve got a lot of new position players, we’ve gotten a new quarterback, it’s just trying to find the right 11 to play on that side of the ball.” Hannum said.

The Mounties managed to score late in the scrimmage but Greencastle kept their production to a minimum.

Southmont opens its season with an away game at Fountain Central. The two teams played each other last season at Southmont, where the Mounties were able to escape with a 21-20 victory on its alumni night.