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Vikings host 1st scrimmage

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UNIONVILLE – The Community Vikings had a chance to move from the practice field to the football field and simulate some game scenarios Friday night as the Vikings hosted Houston County and Collinwood in a three-team scrimmage.

The Vikings took turns facing the other teams on offense and defense for 10-play drives at the start of the scrimmage.

The Vikings were impressive as the offense gained big yardage on several plays during their opening drive.

Running back Jay Dabbs shined during the scrimmage with touchdown runs of 42 and nine yards.

"I was pleased with how we looked," Coach Chris Grooms of the Vikings said. "We went out there on offense and moved the ball up and down the field pretty well."

"On defense, everybody knows what they're doing and we got everybody reps," Grooms added.

The Vikings showed signs of their big-play offense from recent seasons with the long run from Dabbs.

"That's pretty much our style," Grooms said. "We play fast and get the ball to our athletes so they can make plays."

Near the end of the night, both the Community offense and defense worked on goal-line situations for the first time.

"The only problem, with the heat index, I wasn't able to work on that during practice," Grooms said. "That was the first time we got to do any goal line this year."

The Vikings will stay busy with scrimmages this week at Nashville Christian and Cornersville.

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