MADISON – Four games, featuring eight Cardinal Conference teams unofficially kicked off the 2015 at the 2015 Cardinal Conference Football Grid-O-Rama presented by Suddenlink on Saturday, Aug. 15, at Scott High School in Madison.
The Cardinal Conference is comprised of eight WVSSAC Class AA high schools located in Boone, Kanawha, Logan, Mingo, Putnam and Wayne counties. Member schools include: Scott, Herbert Hoover, Sissonville, Chapmanville Regional, Mingo Central, Poca, Tolsia and Wayne.
The event featured the battle of Corridor G between Scott and Chapmanville, along with Poca vs. Tolsia, Sissonville vs. Mingo Central and Herbert Hoover vs. Wayne. Score was not kept in the scrimmages.
The event featured four controlled football scrimmages involving all eight conference teams.
Each scrimmage will be timed and limited to two hours on a continuously-running game clock and consist of ten-play drives and down-and-distance plays. The coaches of the opposing teams in each scrimmage will decide the exact format for their respective scrimmage.
Scott runningback Garrett Roberts looked good for the Skyhawks during the scrimmage against Chapmanville. Roberts had several big runs in the game. He is a junior this season and is expected to have a good year for the young Skyhawks after rushing for over 1,000 yards in his sophomore season.
Former Marshall University coaches Bob Pruett and Jack Lengyel (first coach of young thundering herd after 1970 plane crash) were also at the event doing “meet & greet” and autographs, along with former West Virginia University coach Don Nehlen.