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Basketball team set for intersquad scrimmage

Bruce Tippets

Moffat County High School basketball teams will showcase their talents to the public Tuesday during the annual blue and white scrimmage at the high school gym.

Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. and admission is a can of food.

“We will let the freshmen play a couple of quarters,” said Bulldogs coach Blaine Corlett. “Then we let the junior varsity players play against some of the freshmen. Then we will let the upper varsity finish up with a couple of quarters.”

Corlett encourages the community to come out and watch.

“We are going to make the scrimmage pretty controlled,” said Corlett. “It’s really practice time, but it is a chance for people to come in and watch. It’s pretty informal. A lot of younger kids enjoy this night because it’s a good chance for them to come and talk with the players after the scrimmage.”

According to Corlett, the Bulldogs had some fierce practices last week.

“During the middle of the week we had a couple of good practices,” said Corlett. “We had some real intense defensive drills and towards the end of the week we did some more shooting. We just had a real good week of practice and it was good to have everybody back.”

“A lot of kids are pushing each other for playing time,” said Corlett. “We have a lot of strong juniors that are pushing people. Everybody is working really hard and we are not there, yet. Two weeks in and one week with the football players we are where we want to be at this point.”

The Bulldogs have their first scrimmage Saturday on the road against Fruita Monument.

“Saturday we play Fruita Monument and they are going to have a ton of kids out because of football because they are still in the playoffs,” said Corlett. “I was talking with their coach and four out of the first seven players won’t play.”

The scrimmage is set for 11 a.m.