UNIVERSAL CITY—The Poteet football team returned to the gridiron Saturday in its first look against a live opponent this season.
Aggies coach Doug Foster said the team achieved its two scrimmage goals against Universal City Randolph at Mickler Memorial Field.
“The first thing is just practicing against somebody besides themselves,” Foster said. “No. 2, we want to make sure we get out injury-free. We did those two things, and we’re very happy with that.”
Neither team scored during the scrimmage, and Foster said it allowed the coaching staff to see where improvements are needed.
“We want to see where our inefficiencies are, our inadequacies defensively and offensively, and where our positives were,” he said. “I think once we watch the film we’re going to see that, man, we have a lot of glaring mistakes, things that we really need to get better at. But I think on the flip side that we’re going to see some bright spots where maybe we didn’t recognize before.”
Despite the work that needs to be done, Foster said Poteet is in a better position than last season.
“Yes, we have a lot to work on, but I think we’re farther ahead at this point this year than we were at this point last year,” he said. “I think it all revolves around us doing what we’re coached to do. Our whole system is built around everybody doing their part. I don’t think it’s a conscience decision, I think it’s maybe kids that are apprehensive or maybe they don’t know, but we’re not doing what we’re coached to do. And we’re going to get better at that, I guarantee you.”