Indians host Roosevelt in first game Aug. 31

Scappoose High Football Coach Sean McNabb says the season is fast upon us and the Indians will spend much of August getting ready for their first game on Aug. JOHN BREWINGTON - Sean McNabb

Practices don’t officially begin until Aug. 20, but players in Scappoose are expected to be out for Spirit Week the week before, Aug. 13-17. No helmets or pads are used and the emphasis is on conditioning.

Next week, July 29-Aug. 4, is an OSAA-mandated dead week—no training, conditioning, or contact with coaches. After that it starts to get busy pretty fast.

McNabb said the Spirit Week sessions will run from 8-10 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. each day, Monday through Thursday.

“It’s all conditioning and team building activities in the morning” McNabb said. “In the afternoon it’s offensive or defensive practice. We have some competition during the week and keep points. Our last competition on Friday is to go bowling.”

Spirit Week and the Daily Doubles that follow on Aug. 20 are for the upper three grades. Freshmen have their own schedule.

Daily Double practices run from 9 a.m. to noon, and 2-5 p.m. each day. The first hour of each session is in the classroom, going over the playbook. The other two hours each session are for practices.

The Daily Doubles will run Monday through Friday.

On Saturday, the Indians will have a team picture taken, followed by a scrimmage, and a barbecue. The team picture is set for 9 a.m., and the scrimmage will start around 10 a.m.

A parents meeting for all sports is slated for 6 p.m. on Aug. 16.

McNabb said he expects the Indians to have a pretty good season. They had a good team camp earlier in the year. While there are some holes to fill, he also has a good cadre of experience back.

“We’ve got some good players coming back. Paul Revis had 20 touchdowns last season so we are going to want to get the ball in his hands. We have to replace the quarterback and three of four receivers, plus most of the kids in the defensive backfield. We were pretty young on the line last year, so we’ve got some really good young kids filling the offensive and defensive line. We've got a lot of depth and a lot of kids putting it all together.”

The freshmen have a bit different schedule from their upper underclassmen. They have a Frosh Camp Aug. 13, 15, and 17 from 6-8 p.m. The week of Aug. 20, they will practice from 4:30-7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and then from 5-7 p.m. the remainder of the week.

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