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Cavs look impressive

The Jenkins Cavaliers began the 2007 season with an impressive scrimmage outing against East Ridge High School.

After a sluggish start, senior quarterback Chris Puckett opened the scoring with a keeper around right for a 50-yard touchdown. The Cavalier defense then took the field and kept East Ridge out of the end zone and with only two first downs in the series of 10 plays.

The next offensive series for the Cavs found them with a long possession that was topped off by a one-yard plunge by senior running back John Taylor. The second series of plays for East Ridge ended the same as the first. The Cavs’ secondary was put to the test and they passed with A’s as every pass was defended very well. Junior defensive tackle David Walker intercepted a pass as senior linebacker Stephen Stevens was sacking the East Ridge quarterback.

As the Cavs went back to offense, the passing game came together as junior tight end Matthew Johnson collected a pass from Puckett for a long touchdown. Johnson went to the quarterback spot and threw a touchdown pass to senior running back Brady Dixon.

The Jenkins coaching staff said it was a very satisfying opening outing for their team. “We also saw several things we need to work on,” said head coach Mark Johnson.

The Cavaliers will travel to Betsy Lane to take on Magoffin County Friday in their final preseason scrimmage.

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