Greenville Football Hosts Celina In Friday Night Scrimmage

Greenville Green Wave set to host Celina Bulldogs in Friday night football scrimmage at Harmon Field

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Greenville running back picks up yards in preseason practice. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Celina Bulldogs high school football team comes to Greenville’s Harmon Field tonight, Friday, August 4th for a scrimmage with the Green Wave with a 7 p.m. start time.

Green Wave receiver (L) goes up for a catch resulting in a preseason touchdown. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“It is a good time to see our team,” said Greenville veteran head coach, Bart Schmitz. “We’re young, a lot of new faces. The injury bug nipped us a little bit this week. Some guys that didn’t think they would be running with the first group are now running with the first group so I am excited to see who steps up and I’m excited to see who rises to the occasion. I’m excited to see us go against somebody other than ourselves and see what we have.”

Coach Bart Schmitz encourages his young team following practice at Greenville’s Harmon Field. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Coach Schmitz, his coaching staff will be leading the noticeably young Green Wave squad in 2023 season play competing in the Miami Valley League with teams including the Butler Aviators, Fairborn Skyhawks, Piqua Indians, Sidney Yellow Jackets, Stebbins Indians, Tippecanoe Red Devils, Troy Trojans, West Carrollton Pirates and the Xenia Buccaneers.

Wave defense makes a big stop in preseason practice. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“They are great kids, they work hard, they are doing the things asked of them,” said Schmitz. “It’s not easy when Coach Schmitz makes you practice 4 – 6 on the turf in the middle of the heat of the day but they’re doing everything we ask them to do, they’re doing it well. We’re making young mistakes right now and that is to be expected but the effort is there, the attention is there and they are doing the things asked so eventually we will fix those mistakes.”

Greenville prepares for Celina preseason Friday night scrimmage at Harmon Field. (Gaylen Blosser photo)