Triton had some things to work on after scrimmaging Pine Forest on Thursday night, but the Hawks’ immediate focus will be on the Harnett Jamboree at Campbell this evening.
“Defensively, I thought we did pretty good, especially up front,” said Triton coach Ben Penny on Thursday night. “Linebackers, defensive line first two groups played well. We know we had some inexperience at safety. It showed tonight, but we’re going to get better.
“Offensively, we’ve got to see the hole better and we’ve got to protect backside better. We let too many things come backside with our first of the group.
‘I’m just looking for us to bounce back. We did this back-to-back last year and I said I’d never do it again, but it’s a little different crowd we’ve got this year. I’ve challenged them to be able to have back-to-back scrimmages, put on in front of your home crowd over there at Campbell and have a good night.”
Weather has affected the Hawks. A scrimmage with Terry Sanford on Wednesday evening at Pine Forest had to be called off, which led to the session on Thursday night.
“We don’t know what we’re going to get one night to the next (weather),” Penny said. “I’ve told these guys just to be patient. We’ve had to practice a little later some nights because of storms. Field conditions have been wet since the first day. That’s not really an excuse. Good teams adjust well and I’ve challenged the guys to do that.
“Last night, we get on the bus and by the time we’re supposed to be walking down — we get called off. Late last night, we made the decision to come out here tonight. So we just have to adjust and whenever it’s time to play football, strap it up and play.”