Written by EJ Holland
After 'flat' scrimmage Skyline coach: 'I think...some of these guys think they’re better than they really are'
Devante Kincade’s face said it all. With just over a minute remaining, the Skyline quarterback threw a game-ending interception in a 10-7, two live-quarter scrimmage loss against Flower Mound Marcus on Friday night at Forester Field.
“We just played really flat. We moved the ball and got in good position and then we turned it over,” Skyline coach Reginald Samples said. “I think what happened was some of these guys think they’re better than they really are.”
Marcus coach Bryan Erwin said he was happy with the way his team was able to move the ball efficiently and methodically down the field. Marcus’ defense also played in a big part in the victory by forcing two turnovers and limiting Skyline’s offense.
“We were tough and resilient,” Erwin said. “Our defense made plays. We wanted to earn respect and in my mind, we earned it tonight.”
Cole Erwin connected with Caleb Hankins on an 18-yard scoring pass to give Marcus an early 7-0 lead. Skyline responded with a 50-yard pass from Kincade to Lamont Levels to tie the game, but late in the second quarter, Marcus kicker Brian Ciszewski nailed a 38-yard field goal.
“We are still 0-0 and this is a young team, but we can do great things,” Erwin said.
Skyline was without wide receiver Ra’Shaad Samples, who is still recovering from a broken tibia. Reginald Samples said the younger Samples is still “day-to-day” and is questionable for Week 0.