Thorndale, Milano ready for first real scrimmages

Bulldogs loaded, Eagles in rebuild mode for 2013


Millar Millar Area Class A teams Thorndale and Milano are two teams that are definitely in different places.

Thorndale is a top 25 team with 12 returning starters, most at skill positions, including senior quarterback Riley Schaefer who re-wrote the Bulldogs’ passing record section in 2012, with 2,100 yards and 26 touchdown passes.

“ The first (few) days have gone well,” said Bulldog Coach Brent Brevard, beginning his third season in Thorndale. “We are just trying to get into shape.”

The Bulldogs, 10-3 last season, had 41 players show up for twoa days.

Mi lano had 43 boys come out for football to greet veteran coach Craig Jentsch.

While Thorndale has no worries at quarterback, Milano will be replacing a veteran signal caller ( Toby Sanders) with newcomer Jordan Millar.

Millar was a first-team all-district pick as a running back last season.


Quarterback Riley Schaefer broke every Thorndale passing record last season in leading the Bulldogs to the regional semifinals. He threw for 2,100 yards and 26 touchdowns. 
Reporter/Bill Martin Quarterback Riley Schaefer broke every Thorndale passing record last season in leading the Bulldogs to the regional semifinals. He threw for 2,100 yards and 26 touchdowns. Reporter/Bill Martin Jentsch—30-13 in four seasons— will also have to find an answer for graduated senior and all- everything Dominique Messer.

“The kids looked excited, they came ready to play,” Jentsch said. “They picked up the offense really well and we are very pleased with that.”

Milano just missed the playoffs last season at 6-4.

“We are going to run an odd front some on defense this year so we’ve done a lot of teaching on that,” said Jentsch. “I expect the kids to have that down very soon as well.”

TUNING UP

Milano travels to Bremond Fridayfora6p.m.scrimmage. Thorndale travels to Centerville Fridayfora6p.m.scrimmage.


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