Scrimmages are rarely a thing of beauty, but Lake Highlands saw some good things in its scrimmage Friday against South Garland. The first-team units seemed more prepared than at this time a year ago, although, as coach Scott Smith pointed out in our preview, there’s a lot of inexperience on the second-team.

"I thought we did pretty good for a first scrimmage," quarterback Ricky Zorn said. "We have a lot of stuff to improve on. We have a lot of young guys and we’re still trying to fill some of the second team positions, but the first team looked pretty good."

Zorn had a good scrimmage himself in executing the offense. One of the highlights was a terrific fingertip catch by Terry Ford of a Zorn pass deep over the middle.

"We were just running our basic passing game," Zorn said. "The defense, by the end, was getting used to it. Just using our basic offense, we were still able to get the ball down the field, so I was pretty happy with that."

Freshman backup quarterbacks Trent Jones and Michael Ketchmark also saw action in the scrimmage. Zorn said both freshmen executed all their plays with few hiccups.

"For freshmen they’re doing amazing," Zorn said. "I couldn’t imagine being a freshman on varsity. They still have a ton to learn, but I think for their first varsity experience they did pretty good."