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August 20, 2013 > Preseason 'Blue & White'

Preseason 'Blue & White'

Submitted By Mike Heightchew
Photos By Mike Heightchew

In a preliminary look at team readiness, Irvington High School Vikings football squads squared off against some tough opponents... themselves. In their first preseason game of the year on August 17, coaches on both sides of the contest were rooting for the same school in a Varsity vs. Jr. Varsity match.

The unusual format in which Varsity players were opposed by JV on both offense and defense allowed coaches to judge the condition and abilities of players as season openers loom in the near future. This was treated as a full-speed, full-tilt football contest, not a scrimmage.

Irvington's coaching staff is very excited this year to have a large number of retuning players and, with them, hopes of a competitive season and top spot in the Mission Valley Athletic League standings this year. Both teams came ready to play in a game filled with action and great plays. Line work during the off-season was obvious as each offensive unit was able to open holes in the opposing defense. Defensive movement to cover pass plays was also much improved from last year.

Neither team dominated the field; both looked ready to make impressive showings in MVAL play this year.

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