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Rebels using time wisely after scrimmage
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The Effingham County Rebels are working on their mistakes from Friday night’s scrimmage. - photo by File photo

For the next few days, weather permitting, the Effingham County Rebels football team will be hard at work going over what it didn’t do right last Friday night.

The Rebels scrimmaged the Tattnall County Warriors Friday night, and head coach Jack Webb saw results typical of an early-season contest.

“It was OK,” he said. “It looked like we had practiced for about 10 days. We’ve got a lot of work to do. We missed some assignments. We didn’t block well; we didn’t tackle well.”

The Rebels also came through the scrimmage without any major injuries. They now have 10 days before the Aug. 29 season opener at Burke County to address those shortcomings.

This is the first time Webb has had a scrimmage date two weeks before the opener and he embraces the advantages.

“You really get to see things you can hone in on,” he said. “It gives you time to tighten things up.”

It may take well into the season to completely smooth the rough edges, Webb acknowledged, but at least over the next few days, the Rebels don’t have to worry about correcting the scrimmage mistakes and putting in a game plan for the Bears.

“We can focus on some of those things,” he said.

The Rebels also will be keeping an eye on the weather. The approach of Tropical Storm Fay could have an impact on practice Wednesday and Thursday.

“We don’t know what’s going to happen,” Webb said.