The other sideline

Published 8:48 am Monday, June 23, 2008

By By Chandler Myers
Old friends stepped on the football field again at the Northview Chiefs practice field for a seven-on-seven scrimmage when the Chiefs played host to the J.U. Blacksher Bulldogs.
Coach Mark Heaton, current head coach of the Bulldogs and former Chiefs offensive coordinator, brought his team to have a workout against his former team coached by his good friend coach Cody Keene.
Coach Heaton said that the scrimmage went well and was mainly used as a learning experience for both teams.
A real strong point for the scrimmage was that the schools run similar offenses and it helps give both teams a different look at what is being done.
Heaton said the result of the scrimmage showed that both teams were evenly matched and pointed out areas that need to be looked at by each coaching staff.
He added that he knows how hard Coach Keene works to make sure his players compete at the best of their ability and he has been trying to teach his kids the same.
Heaton’s experience back at Northview was different than normal and left him with a strange feeling.
He said it was a good experience, but not what he expected to feel when he stepped back on the campus.
Coach Keene could not be reached for comment.

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