Hawks get ready for season opener vs. Vikings

by | Aug 14, 2023 | Triton

Tucker Brown looks to pass in a scrimmage at Cleveland.
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Triton turns its attention to its season opener at Union Pines following a scrimmage with South View at Douglas Byrd last Friday.

The Hawks visit the Vikings this Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

“A lot of uncertainty in the first game with a new opponent, having to go off of scrimmage tape only,” said Triton coach Ben Penny. “With that said, we have to focus on ourselves and correct our mistakes on defense and maintaining blocks on offense. We are going to liven it up at practice, more than usual, this week to work on being more physical going into week 1.”

The recently completed Cumberland County Jamboree was a challenge for the Hawks, who lost virtually two platoons of seniors after going 8-5 and reaching the fourth round of the NCHSAA 3-A playoffs.

“We were a little outmatched,” Penny said. “SouthView is a very good, very disciplined football team. We have to get better on defense and continue to develop the passing game to keep folks from selling out on our run.

“Alan Hinson had a nice 78-yard touchdown pass to Ahmad Morris. We were outscored 3-1 with the starters and 2-0 with the second teams.”

Hinson and Tucker Brown have been competing at quarterback.

Running back J.J. Cowan enters his senior season for the Hawks.
(HighSchoolOT Photo)



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