Greenville Hosts Season’s First 7-on-7 Football Scrimmage

Greenville hosts Brookville and St. Henry in opening 7-on-7 scrimmage of the 2023 football season

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Greenville receiver pulls in a touchdown pass in 7-on-7 scrimmage with St. Henry. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Green Wave football team hosted the Brookville Blue Devils and the St. Henry Redskins to the first 7-on-7 scrimmage of the 2023 football pre-season.

The two hour scrimmage gave the coaching staffs an opportunity to get insight into what their team’s passing offense may look like in the upcoming OHSAA season.

Wave coach, Bart Schmitz looks on as Greenville quarterback drops back to pass in pre-season 7-on-7 scrimmage. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We’re young, guys are making mistakes but we’re learning from them and we have to get better,” said veteran Greenville coach Bart Schmitz. “We saw a lot of positives today.”

Greenville will have a different offensive look in 2023 due in part to the graduation of record setting running back Brock Short who established records with 1,829 yards in 2022 and totaled 3,456 yards in two seasons while logging 23 touchdowns in 2023 and 246 career points, all GHS records.

Greenville receiver splits defenders for large gain in 7-on-7 pre-season home scrimmage with St. Henry. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“When you come watch us on Friday nights this year we’re going to be a little bit different than what we have done,” said Schmitz. “We’re still going to run the ball but we have to be a little better balanced this year moving forward.”

The Wave offense moved the ball well through the air at times in the Thursday morning scrimmage with the return of several players from the 2022 season including quarterback, Evan Manix.

Greenville veteran football coach, Bart Schmitz challenges his team following 7-on-7 pre-season scrimmage with Brookville and St. Henry. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Cody Segraves and Jack Royer are going to be a big part of what we do this year,” Schmitz said. “Evan Manix is getting better, he’s making steps from what he was last year. We have to figure out who is going to be around them because that is about all we have coming back. We have to figure out in these next couple weeks who can help us out on Friday nights.”

“We just have to continue to get better at the things we need to get better at and watch some film,” Coach Schmitz concluded. “The kids are working hard and it just needs to continue to happen.”