Posted: August 26, 2015 | Written by: Laura Tapia
Riverside City College’s football team held its first scrimmage of the season in the Arthur N. Wheelock Stadium on August 22 to determine where it stood prior to the start of the new season.
Head coach Tom Craft noticed there were deficiencies in some aspects of their game that Saturday morning.
“I thought the defense played with some energy, but really we didn’t do much offensively. We weren’t very good up front, throwing the ball, our running game. We got a lot of work to do. That’s what happens when you have a group that hasn’t played together,” Craft said.
This year the team only has three returning players from 2014 with most of its players being new recruits.
The Tigers’ do however have more than a handful of players have have had success at other schools like Ronald Robinson who played defensive back for the University of Los Angeles and KJ Young who was a wide receiver for the Oklahoma Sooners.
Craft feels like he has a lot of good individual players, however with a majority of the team consisting of new recruits their inexperience playing together hurts their chances at a run for the title.
With some time remaining before their season opener lets hope the team has gotten the hang of playing together.
The Tigers’ season opener is at Bakersfield September 5 at 6 p.m.