Greenville Battles Milton-Union in 7-on-7 Scrimmage

Greenville scores on final play in 7-on-7 scrimmage with Bulldogs

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Jack Royer pulls down a touchdown pass from Evan Manix on Greenville's final play of day in 7-on-7 clash with Milton-Union. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – Greenville hosted Milton-Union to a Thursday morning 7-on-7 high football scrimmage in preparation for the 2023 OHSAA high school football season.

“Kids are working hard and I am proud of how hard they worked,” said Coach Bart Schmitz. “They were more physical today but we have to cut out some of the extra-curriculars and kids just have to continue to show up and get better. We’ll get there but it will take some time but we’ll get there.”

Greenville coach, Bart Schmitz calls play that goes for TD on final down of day in 7-on-7 action with Bulldogs. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GHS coach, Bart Schmitz is pleased in some areas of the game while looking for improvement from a very young team in other areas of the game.

“The positives are at times we looked better defensively than we did the first 7-on-7,” Schmitz noted. “Offensively we finished really well, we just have to figure out how to get started quicker but we have a lot of youth in a lot of spots. We have to figure out who can go where, who can help this team win on Fridays.”

Evan Manix drops back to toss touchdown pass to Jack Royer in pre-season 7-on-7 with Milton-Union. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Green Wave closed out the day’s action with an Evan Manix to Jack Royer 25-yard touchdown pass in the corner of the end zone.

Greenville head varsity football coach, Bart Schmitz encourages his young Green Wave football team following 7-on-7 scrimmage with Milton-Union Bulldogs. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We ended the 7-on-7 with a touchdown,” Coach Schmitz said. “Our physicality was better from the first time around but we’re just really young in certain spots. We have to figure out how to get these kids to grow up in a hurry.”