POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. - Warren's football team was on the road and out of state for its opening scrimmage of the season against the Point Pleasant Big Blacks of Mason County, W.Va., Saturday morning.
"The scrimmage went well," said third-year Warren head football coach Andy Schob, who guided the Warriors to a 5-5 overall record last season."
Warren senior quarterback standout Dylan Leffingwell passed eight yards to Andrew Vincent for one touchdown, and Jake Scott raced 30 yards to paydirt for another Warrior score.
RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Warren senior quarterback Dylan Leffingwell moved the Warriors well on offense during the royal blue and white’s opening scrimmage of the season at Point Pleasant (W.Va.) High on Saturday morning.
"We got a chance to look at a lot of players and really work on some things we wanted to focus on against a very good opponent in Point Pleasant," Schob said.
Last fall, David Darst-coached and top-ranked Point Pleasant was upset by No. 6 Wayne (12-2), 34-7, in the Class AA championship game at Wheeling Island Stadium.
The setback was the Big Black' only one of the 2011 campaign.
On Warren's first offensive series, Leffingwell drove the Warriors from their own 20 yard line to inside Point Pleasant's 20.
Warren and Point Pleasant each scored on its second and third offensive series, respectively.
"We were about 60 percent run and 40 percent pass while really working on our run game," Schob said. "Jake Scott, Austin Kuhn and Chas Miller all ran well. The offensive line was very effective, especially for this early."
After Warren's and Point Pleasant's three offensive series, the younger players from both sides played, and each scored three times, Schob said.
Warren is scheduled to be on the road again in a three-way scrimmage at Herbert Hoover of W.Va. at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Logan of W.Va. will be the third team in the exhibition.
The Warriors are slated to kick off the season in earnest against the visiting Philo Electrics at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24.