Two great events are going on Thursday, Aug. 18. The Elkmont Red Devils are traveling to East Lawrence High School to take on the Eagles in the fall Jamboree. The game starts at 6:30.
EAST LAWRENCE SCOUTING REPORT
The Eagles enter the 2011 football season with a new head coach who brings new expectations for his team.Ernie Ferguson inherits a team that will return most of its skill players from the previous season, but must replace several key cogs along the offensive line. To combat the lack of experience along the line, Ferguson, who will assume play-calling duties, will try and level the playing field.
“We’re going to spread it out like when I was at Lawrence County,” Ferguson said. “We’re still going to run the ball a good bit. We don’t want to put everyone in the box and make it harder for us to run, so we’re going to spread people out as much as possible. Hopefully, we should be able to throw the ball well enough to keep people honest.”
EAST LAWRENCE HIGH HIGHLIGHTS:
Head Coach: Ernie Ferguson, first year at East Lawrence (13-18 three season record at Lawrence County)
2010 record: 2-8, 1-6 in Class 4A, Region 8. No playoff berth
Coach Ferguson - assistant for Joe McDaniel's 2008-2009 Eagles.
Last playoff appearance: 2008
Ferguson said his team will line up in a spread formation but will use a ground pounding approach.