Warhorses try to find stride in scrimmage

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Michael Young - Sports Editor

The Barnwell High Warhorses battled on the gridiron Wednesday, August 13, in a three-team scrimmage at W.W. Carter Field.
The Warhorses were joined by Augusta Christian Academy and Midland Valley High. The scrimmage allowed each team to run 10 consecutive offensive plays before switching over to the defense.
The two hour session turned out to be productive for Barnwell head coach Eddie Moore and his team.
"I thought it was a very good workout," Moore said.
"We made a few mistakes, but overall I was pleased with the effort. Offensively, we need more consistency. At times, we moved the ball really well. Defensively, we were physical and we did a good job of tackling in space."
For the Warhorses offensively, it was a decent outing.
The team's offensive started with a bang as tailback Shakur Chisolm went for a 27-yard run on the first play against Midland Valley High.
Chisolm followed with runs of seven and 11 yards before the drive installed inside the 15-yard line.
Also looking good on the drive was quarterback Will Nolind, who completed a couple of passes in the flat. On the offensive line, Will Hair, Carson Anderson and John Mayes did a good job of opening holes.
For the defense, Pete Elmore ended the Mustangs' opening drive with an interception near midfield.
On the next series, the Mustangs had their ground attack stuffed on consecutive plays by a group led by Reagan Guest, Eddie Patterson, Stacy Jones and Malcolm Hammonds.
In the secondary, Chisolm came from his safety position to jar the ball free from a Mustangs receiver before he could secure the catch. Others playing well in the secondary were Jevonte Dunbar, Houston Atkinson and Ron Livingston.
"I love the way our guys work hard and I like the intensity on both sides of the ball. All we need now is to be more consistent. We can't have a positive play then follow up with a negative play," Moore said.