Varsity Football · Notebook: Bulldog Football Scrimmages


Reports by Steve Williams, Assistant football coach

Scrimmage #1
Aug. 2, 2019
The 2019 Smyrna High School Bulldogs Football team competed in their first scrimmage of the 2019 season on Friday, Aug. 2, at Shelbyville High School.
The Bulldogs varsity offense scored on all 5 of it’s possessions.  Junior QB Tavien Tigg rushed for a 1 yd. TD and threw 2 TD passes, a 61 yd. TD reception by Junior WR Terrian Johnson and a 4 yd. TD reception by Junior TE Brady Collins.  Senior RB Mikel Hartfield rushed for 2 TD of 3 yds. and 4 yds.  Freshmen QB Landon Miller also threw 2 INT, but did throw a 15 yd. TD pass to Senior WR Jordan Johnson to round out the Bulldogs’ scoring.  The JV Bulldogs offense scored 1 TD, a 20 yd. TD run by Freshman WR Antonio Curry.
The Bulldogs’ varsity defense gave up 2 scores on TD passes of 17yds. and 10 yds.  Senior DT Dallas Walker had a key 4th down stop on a drive, and Brady Collins, Terrian Johnson, Senior DE Jadonnis Sims, and Senior LB Skylar Cagle all had QB sacks.  The JV defense allowed 1 TD, 38 yd. TD pass.
Scrimmage #2
Aug. 6, 2019
The 2019 Smyrna High School Bulldogs Football team competed in their second scrimmage of the 2019 season on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at home against Lebanon High School.
The Bulldogs varsity offense scored 2 TD’s on the night.  Junior QB Tavien Tigg passed for 2 TD’s on the night, a 14 yd. TD pass to Junior WR Tez Beddingfield, and a 16 yd. TD pass to Junior WR Emerson Combs.  The Bulldogs varsity offense had success rushing the football as all Senior RB’s Mikel Hartfield, Z. Johnson, Junior Jamir Eaton, and Junior Josh Jones all ran well.
The Bulldogs varsity defense was much improved as well, only allowing 1 TD run, a 45 yd. TD run on the last play of the scrimmage.  Junior CB Josh Jones had an INT, and Senior DB Emerson Combs played well in the secondary.  Senior LB’s Douglas Belcher, Z. Johnson, and Skylar Cagle all showed improvement from the first scrimmage and helped the defense play well.