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    A touchdown saving tackle is made during the Steer’s scrimmage against Glen Rose on Aug. 22. The Steers open the 2019 season on Aug. 30 at Hirschi.The Graham Steers football team faced fierce competition on Aug. 22 when the team hosted Glen Rose as the final tuneup before the 2019 season. The Tigers, predicted by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football to finish third in their division were also ranked 11th in Class 4A Division II by the publication. (Leader photo by Mike Williams)
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    Coach Kyle Wheeler addresses the offense prior to the live quarter simulation during the Steers’ scrimmage against Glen Rose on Aug. 22. The Steers will open the 2019 season on Aug. 30 at Hirschi. (Leader photo by Mike Williams)

Steers Football plays final scrimmage ahead of 2019 season

The Graham Steers football team faced fierce competition on Aug. 22 when the team hosted Glen Rose as the final tuneup before the 2019 season. The Tigers, predicted by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football to finish third in their division were also ranked 11th in Class 4A Division II by the publication.

The scrimmage was held in 10-minute segments where each team started with the ball on their 30-yard-line. The offense had three plays to earn a first down, or the drive would start over from their 30-yard-line. The scrimmage ended with a simulated live quarter with the score being kept.

The Steers’ youthful offensive line struggled early against the Tigers. During their first opportunity with the ball, the Tigers got to Steers quarterback Hunter Lanham several times in the backfield. Lanham did have a successful scrimmage with two touchdowns before the simulated quarter began. The defense also had an interception.

The offensive line improved as the night wore on, giving Lanham more time to work. When the night was over, the Steers emerged victorious in the live quarter, 10-0. Lanham finished the scrimmage 15-26 with 285 yards and three touchdowns including a 53-yard touchdown to Raider Horn and a 58-yard touchdown to Daniel Gilbertson.

Gilbertson finished the night with five catches and 119 yards. One of the questions heading into the season is who are the other wide receivers who will step up. Junior Matt Lindquist seems to be a person that Head Coach Kenny Davidson is looking to in that area. Lindquist finished with six catches and 88 yards and one touchdown.

For the rest of the story, see the Wednesday, Aug. 28 edition of The Graham Leader.

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